South, the new handling company of IAG Group will operate in 38 Spanish airports

Source: South Europe Ground Services South (South Europe Ground Services S.L.U.), the new handling subsidiary of the IAG Group, will operate in 38 Spanish airports with a workforce of 8,700 employees (8,200 from Iberia Airport Services) and will provide services to more than 100 companies in the aforementioned airports, with Madrid being the airport with the largest concentration (50). In addition, it will provide services to third parties at 30 of these airports and will provide autohandling services at eight of them. With all this, it expects to serve more than 400,000 weighted aircraft and to grow at a rate of between 2 and 4% per year, in line with the average figure for the sector. The company, which was [...]

2024-05-21T20:57:01+03:00May 22nd, 2024|News, SERVICES|

Routes Americas heads to The Bahamas in 2025

Source: Routes Credit: Ocean Driven Media A formal announcement has been made today, 16 October 2023, at Routes World confirming that Routes Americas 2025 will take place in Nassau Paradise Island, Bahamas, from 10-13 February. The event will be hosted by the Nassau Paradise Island Promotion Board in partnership with Nassau Airport Development Company, and The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, Investments & Aviation.As the main international gateway to The Bahamas, Nassau Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA) is the fourth-busiest airport in the Caribbean. With nonstop flights from 24 destinations, as well as many connecting services through major international hubs, Nassau Paradise Island attracts travellers from around the world annually. It was announced earlier this year by the Nassau Paradise Island Promotion Board [...]

2023-10-16T19:34:27+03:00October 16th, 2023|News, SERVICES|

MAAS Aviation celebrates 40 years of colours in flight

Source: MAAS MAAS Aviation, globally recognised experts in aircraft painting and exterior coatings, proudly celebrates its 40th anniversary of business this year. During this time MAAS has witnessed immense changes and growth; building facilities in Europe and the US, establishing longstanding relationships with airlines, leasing companies, MROs and OEMs across the globe, and since 2019, partnering with Amsterdam headquartered private equity partner, Egeria. In 1983, Darragh Hall and Harry Ryan set-up Expressair Aviation, the parent company of MAAS Aviation, offering outsourced aircraft painting services across Europe. The pioneering duo established their fledgling business by travelling to their customers’ locations to repaint entire fleets of aircraft. This entrepreneurial spirit and customer centric focus continues to be at the core of MAAS’ business [...]

2023-10-16T19:42:30+03:00October 16th, 2023|News, SERVICES|

IAMA Rulebook 4: Now with Minor Modifications

Source: IAMA The release of IAMA Rulebook Version 4 is paving the way for the alliance's members to address minor modifications and have them endorsed. One of the most significant updates to the alliance's Standard, this latest, is designed to increase the availability of endorsed modifications. Why is it important? Let's take a look. “We are constantly evaluating and improving the Rulebook, to foster transparency and ensure better outcomes for independent modifiers and their clients,” explained Romain Mbwang Seppoh, Eclipse Global Connectivity's Head of Design Organization and Head of IAMA's Standard Working Group. "We want to provide a wider application of the IAMA Standard so that any type-change an operator might need can be completed with an IAMA-endorsed project. It's [...]

2023-10-04T19:52:16+03:00October 4th, 2023|News, SERVICES|

Google to join one of the world’s largest sustainable aviation fuel programs

Source: American Express Global Business Travel American Express Global Business Travel (Amex GBT), the world’s leading B2B travel platform, and Shell Aviation announced that Google has joined its sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) program. Google’s collaboration with Amex GBT and Shell Aviation builds on its goal to reach net zero across all its operations and value chain by 2030, and contributes to global climate solutions.    Michael Terrell, Sr. Director of Climate and Energy, Google: "The use of SAF will play a critical role in helping the aviation sector on its path to decarbonize. Joining Amex GBT’s sustainable aviation fuel program further represents Google's continued efforts to accelerate the global transition to a carbon-free future." Amex GBT and Shell Aviation’s SAF program demonstrates how the [...]

2023-08-15T05:27:38+03:00August 15th, 2023|News, SERVICES|

Swissport Appoints Three New Functional Group Heads: Tax, Corporate Finance and Procurement

Source: Swissport Swissport introduces organizational changes to its finance and procurement team with the appointment of a new Group Head of Tax, a new Group Head of Corporate Finance, overseeing Accounting and Treasury, and a new Global Head of Procurement. Swissport, global leader in airport ground services and air cargo handling, welcomes three seasoned finance professionals. Ms. Manon Capel as Group Head of Tax, Mr. Viktor Mura as Group Head of Corporate Finance with Accounting and Treasury, and Mr. Miklos Takacs as Global Head of Procurement. “We are delighted to welcome Manon, Viktor and Miklos to our team,” said Jourik Hooghe, Chief Financial Officer of Swissport International AG. “Their expertise and experience will help us enhance our capabilities in the [...]

2023-06-12T20:51:04+03:00June 12th, 2023|News, SERVICES|

Goldair Airline Services joins ALTA

Source: ALTA With close to 70 years of experience, Goldair Airline Services is one of the longest-standing General Sales Agents (GSAs) in Europe, representing today more than 25 airlines in the Passenger & Cargo sectors through the provision of a full range of marketing, commercial, and operations services to promote them in the Greek market. Today the company joins the Latin America and Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA) to contribute to further developing the sales of Latin American airlines in Europe. “Goldair is continuously expanding, and the company is currently looking to partner with operators in Latin America and the Caribbean and contribute to their growth and development as well as promote their brand awareness in foreign markets. We are [...]

2022-12-13T02:28:35+02:00December 13th, 2022|News, SERVICES, SUPPLIERS|

Arajet to support CONNECT New World as the event’s Official Carrier

Source: CONNECT New World The Airport Agency is delighted to announce that Arajet will be the official carrier of CONNECT New World, the new regional event dedicated to the Americas and the Caribbean. Arajet is the first ULCC in the Caribbean and is based in Aeropuerto Internacional Las Américas (SQD), located in the capital of the Dominican Republic Santo Domingo. Arajet operates a fleet of 5 brand new Boeing 737-8 MAX aircraft and has commitments for 46 aircraft. The airline was founded and is led by Victor M. Pacheco Méndez, the Chief Executive Officer. "I am delighted to welcome our community to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, for the launch of CONNECT New World. The support of Arajet as the Official [...]

2022-10-03T17:52:44+03:00October 3rd, 2022|AIRLINES, News, ORGANISATIONS, SERVICES|

Air Canada – Goldair Partnership to strengthen sales channels in Greece & Cyprus

Source: Goldair Air Canada is pleased to announce the appointment of Goldair Airline Services as its General Sales Agent (GSA) in Greece and Cyprus. This strategic Partnership is planned to increase recognition and to best promote the presence of Air Canada in Greece and Cyprus, mainly focusing on increasing the number of tourists between Greece and Canada and on the optimization of Air Canada’s marine product sales. Air Canada is Canada's largest airline and the largest provider of scheduled passenger services in the Canadian market, the Canada-U.S. transborder market and in the international market to and from Canada. In 2019, it was among the top 20 largest airlines in the world. Air Canada is a founding member of Star Alliance, providing [...]

2022-07-15T17:48:08+03:00July 15th, 2022|AIRLINES, News, SERVICES, SUPPLIERS|

FIDAE 2022 ends successfully in Santiago de Chile

Source: ALA News The fifth largest air and space fair in the world, and the most important in Latin America, for the first time in four years brought together 46 countries, more than 420 exhibitors and almost 200 official delegations from around the world Among its objectives was to promote the development of space and the security of the aviation industry, both military and civil With great success and having fulfilled the mission of repositioning itself as the fifth exhibition of its kind worldwide and the most important in Latin America, the 2022 International Air and Space Fair (FIDAE) concluded in Santiago de Chile. This year's version, which, according to its biannual schedule, should have been held in 2020 but [...]

2022-04-11T18:20:54+03:00April 11th, 2022|MANUFACTURERS, News, ORGANISATIONS, SAFETY, SERVICES, SUPPLIERS|