Stobart Aviation Services will take on passenger and ramp handling services for Scottish carrier Loganair’s flights at Edinburgh and Glasgow airports.
The two have agreed a new five-year deal. The agreement will see Stobart expand its operations into Scotland by taking on 70 people as it establishes new ground handling units at both airports for Loganair flights from March 2019.
Stobart will also invest in £1 million in ground handling equipment – including Aviramp ramps – as it gears up to handle more than 500 Loganair arrivals and departures each week at the airports.
Stobart staff who deal directly with customers will also wear Loganair attire.
Stobart Aviation Services managing director, Graeme Undy said: “We entered the ground handling market at Stansted in 2018 and are proud of how we’ve been able to demonstrate Stobart standards and use real-time technology and innovation to deliver quality services to our clients.
“Our expansion into Scotland in this new arrangement with Loganair will bring these standards to more and more customers in 2019.”
Loganair’s chief operations officer Maurice Boyle added the new partnership with Stobart Aviation Services will support the carrier’s growth, as it continues to grow its network.