Aviator begins operations as Finnair's largest handler at Helsinki

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Aviator Airport Alliance continues its successful partnership with Finnair, providing services at Helsinki airport.

The service agreement, signed in October 2020, takes effect from today (April 1, 2021), and will expand the company’s previous de-icing partnership with the airline to now provide ground handling services for Finnair’s Airbus fleet traffic, including all long-haul operations.

Under the new agreement it will provide the Finnair fleet of Airbus 319/320/321/330/350s aircraft with ramp handling services, including luggage and freight handling and aircraft servicing at Helsinki airport, as well as towing services for the airline's Airbus and Embraer (E190) fleets. Additionally, in March 2021, the companies signed a new agreement which includes handling of left behind and damaged luggage in baggage sorting area and will be included in Aviator’s arrival service department.

Jukka-Pekka Kujala, Managing Director at Aviator Airport Services Finland Oy, commented: “During such turbulent times, strong and reliable partnerships are of utmost importance. We are glad to expand our services agreement with such well-established and reliable partners like Finnair, and are sure, that our flexible, quality services will meet every Finnair need and will assist them in their way out of Covid-19.”

Jukka Glader, the VP Ground Operations of Finnair, gave a comment about the partnership: “The re-design and transformation of the Helsinki Hub operational model play a vital role in Finnair’s post-COVID-19 strategy. In order to create sustainable competitive advantage in Helsinki Hub in the future, Finnair has chosen Aviator as its ground service provider for Airbus fleet, providing us flexibility as we gradually increase flying during the ramp-up over the coming months and years. We are extremely excited to start the future collaboration and look forward to developing the Helsinki Hub ground handling ecosystem and successful operations together with Aviator.”

Aviator, member of Avia Solutions Group Aviator, provides full-range aviation services at 15 airports across the Nordics.


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