Ground Services

Jetlines pens ground handling agreement with Global Aviation Services

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Canadian ultra low-cost carrier Canada Jetlines has signed an agreement with Global Aviation Services for ground handling services across North America.

The handler is headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, and offers a full suite of services including ground handling, aircraft detailing, flight supervision and management, mobility assistance, ticketing, and cabin cleaning.

With continued growth planned for 2019, there are currently 45 airlines and 12 airports in Canada and the US combined that are partnered with the handling provider for their passenger, baggage, and load-control services.

The carrier said Global Aviation is well-known for its “delivery of quality check-in and boarding services, centralized baggage tracing and, creating the jet bridge connection to the aircraft” and said the services that are “all important to Jetlines’ operational plans and will help ensure strong on-time performance”.

Jetlines chief operating officer, Michael Bata said: “We are very excited to partner with Global Aviation for our ground handling needs. One of Jetlines’ core values, along with maintaining cost control as Canada’s first ULCC, will be providing our passengers with a pleasant experience from start to finish and Global Aviation, along with their team members, will be an integral part of that experience on both fronts.”

Global Aviation Services president and chief executive officer, Carm Borg added: “Global Aviation Services will provide Canada Jetlines with ground handling services at locations across North America.

“It’s truly exciting to have two Canadian companies partnering together to serve the people of Canada.”