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Aviator continues and expands Norwegian partnership

Aviator and Norwegian Air Shuttle have agreed to prolong the ground handling service contract at London Gatwick until October 2020 and to also include Manchester Airport in the same agreement.

The decision was made by Norwegian earlier this week following negotiations which commenced before Christmas. Norwegian’s award comes at a time when the airline is increasing its flights at LGW with about 20% more flights compared to today. Following the decision Aviator will also take over Norwegian at Manchester Airport as from 1st May 2016. Currently Norwegian has a daily service to any of the three Scandinavian capitals from MAN with a plan to increase these services.

“I am very proud of the hard work and dedication of the Aviator LGW team, which has gone a long way to help secure the Norwegian contract. Everyone should be very proud of their achievement” says Vanessa Branch, the Aviator Service Delivery Manager responsible for the Norwegian operations in the UK, who has also been involved in the negotiating process.

I would like to thank everyone involved in this process and look forward to continuing our relationship with Norwegian Air Shuttle” greets Debbie Westlake, Managing Director Aviator UK.

By |March 2nd, 2016|News|Comments Off on Aviator continues and expands Norwegian partnership

Operational challenges and organisational changes

Aviator experienced an eventful 2015 some positive developments and some less so! In 2016 we are faced with some wonderful opportunities and also some operational challenges. For example we have already communicated the Letter of Intent signed with SAS in September 2015 and discussions and negotiations are positively progressing.

Another area, which experienced significant growth in 2015 that will dramatically continue in 2016, is the UK. You are already aware that that our operations at London Gatwick have been investigated by the CMA (Competition and Markets Authority), that investigation has now been concluded without finding. It has however had a significant negative effect on our ability to implement essential changes in the business in a timely fashion. We now need to rapidly accelerate this development process.

I established Aviator in the UK in 2014 and I believe passionately in the UK business and as such after close consultation with our Chairman, Bernt Lindberg, I have decided to focus exclusively on implementing the required changes and developing these operations into the great business it certainly has the potential to be. This means I will transfer responsibility for the role of CEO for the Group into the safe hands of Bernt Lindberg.

I will not be disappearing from the business but my focus will be on the UK operations for the foreseeable future. This change has immediate effect.

Yours sincerely

Paul Synnott

paul.synnott@aviator.eu
+46 707 300 320
+ 44 747 103 7023

By |February 23rd, 2016|News|Comments Off on Operational challenges and organisational changes

The CMA clearance decision at London Gatwick

The CMA clearance decision regarding the investigation at London Gatwick has been published. A very frustrating period has now been concluded.

//Paul Synnott, CEO Aviator

https://www.gov.uk/cma-cases/aviator-swissport-s-london-gatwick-ground-handling-assets-merger-inquiry#cma-clearance-decision

By |February 5th, 2016|News, Nyheter|Comments Off on The CMA clearance decision at London Gatwick

Aviator successful in extending the agreement with Thomson at London Gatwick

I am very pleased to announce that Aviator have been successful in our bid to continue as Thomson’s ground handling partner at London Gatwick.
​Our new agreement will commence on 1st May 2016 for an initial 3 year period with Thomson then having the ability to extend for an additional 2 years until 2021.Following the changes at Gatwick our performance has been closely monitored by Thomson over recent months. This contract award is recognition of the work we have completed so far.
//Clive Darbon, Commercial Director Aviator UK

By |February 2nd, 2016|News|Comments Off on Aviator successful in extending the agreement with Thomson at London Gatwick

Organisational changes Aviator Airport Services Denmark A/S

After five years at the head of the company, Ole Brinks Andersen, Managing Director of Aviator Airport Services Denmark A/S, is stepping down as of 1st February 2016 following a mutual agreement. The management of Aviator and Ole Brinks Andersen have on-going discussions regarding the possibility that Ole will take on another role in the company. We expect these discussions to be resolved shortly. On 2nd February 2016, Jo Alex Tanem will be taking over as Managing Director for Aviator Airport Services Denmark A/S. The services of Ole will be available to Aviator over the next two weeks, to assist with the handover to the Jo Alex. I would like to thank Ole for all his efforts during the past five years and wish Jo Alex success in implementing the projects that have been commenced in Copenhagen.
Paul Synnott
CEO
Aviator Airport Alliance Europe AB

By |February 1st, 2016|News|Comments Off on Organisational changes Aviator Airport Services Denmark A/S

Press Release – Appointment of The Chief Administration Officer

Tomas Hedström – appointed Chief Administration Officer

By |January 6th, 2016|News, Nyheter|Comments Off on Press Release – Appointment of The Chief Administration Officer

Aviator signs contract with Fly Salone

We are very pleased to announce our latest new customer at London Gatwick commences operations on Friday 11th December 2015 – FLY SALONE.

Fly Salone will be the only airline flying directly to Freetown from the UK and has obtained the support of the Sierra Leonean government to operate a twice weekly service from London, Gatwick to Freetown, Sierra Leone. Initially operating a Boeing 757-200 aircraft leased from Icelandair.

Aviator are delighted to be selected by Fly Salone as their handling partner at London Gatwick & we look forward to working together.

//Clive Darbon, Commercial Director Aviator UK

By |December 8th, 2015|News, Nyheter|Comments Off on Aviator signs contract with Fly Salone

Aviator starts cooperation with LSG at GOT

As a step in expanding and developing our portfolio we have entered an agreement with LSG at Gothenburg Airport.
Aviator will perform the sk. “Last mile” catering, which involves delivery and on-loading/off-loading of catering to and from the aircraft. Aviator will shortly commence internal training and practical training with LSG in connection with the start of the agreement on December 14, 2015. To be able to broaden our business with this type of product is extremely positive and in line with our vision:

“Our visions is to be the world´s greatest provider of Aviation Services, recognised for our dedication to efficiency, safety and innovation”, says Erik Strandgren, COO Aviator

 

 

By |December 3rd, 2015|News, Nyheter|Comments Off on Aviator starts cooperation with LSG at GOT

Aviator handles world´s biggest passenger aircraft A380

On December 1st Aviator Denmark has together with Emirates received and sent off the largest passenger aircraft in the world, the Airbus A380. This day marks the startup for a daily route between Copenhagen and Dubai, operated by Emirates, and handled in CPH by Aviator. CPH have extended the landing field in order for the large aircraft to land and take off safely with no damage to the motors. There has been a massive interest from the press and the Aviation business in general about this coming flight. During the ground time, Emriates and CPH hosted a reception at gate C39, with speakers from CPH, Emirates and the Danish Government. All presenting this new operation as an important step for CPH as an international hub, with ambition and potential for business growth.

Everything went extremely well with both loading and passenger handling. “We have prepared for the operation for months, so it was extremely exiting to go live and face the challenges in a goaloriented way all the way around”, says Ole Brinks Andersen, Managing Director of Aviator Denmark. “For our staff we would like to direct a big thank you and praise each and every one involved in the turnaround, for their dedication to safety and quality for the customer”.

 Emirates CPHEmirates CPH 4

By |December 1st, 2015|News, Nyheter|Comments Off on Aviator handles world´s biggest passenger aircraft A380

Aviator joins strategic allliance

Aviator has joined the pan-European ground services alliance ground.net, an alliance covering more than 70 airports in Europe. The alliance was created 2013 and have today five members of well-established and professional European ground service companies.

“Together, we generate more value for our customers than any of the ground handling partners can achieve individually” says Aviator CCO Erik Strandgren.

ground.net is an entirely new concept for conducting ground handling business in Europe. The goal of the partnership is to provide airlines with a multi-station network alternative alongside the global players. ground.net provides various services in the area of passenger, ramp and cargo handling, de-icing and more as a strategic partnership.
ground.net relies on its members’ local expertise and offer global operating airline customers the benefits of network-based ground handling services in Greece, Cyprus, Bulgaria, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, United Kingdom and now with Aviator’s entrance: the Scandinavian countries, Finland and adding more airports in the UK.
To learn more about the customer benefits of ground.net please contact:

Erik Strandgren, CCO Aviator
erik.strandgren@aviator.eu ,+46 768 990 777

By |November 13th, 2015|News, Nyheter|Comments Off on Aviator joins strategic allliance