Pride of Ground Handling Awards finalists revealed

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The shortlist for GHI’s Pride of Ground Handling Awards 2019 has been announced.

The finalists, by category, are:

BEST STATION • Airport Terminal Services, Vancouver International Airport • Aviapartner, Girona Airport • LS Airport Services, Warsaw Chopin Airport • Orbital - WFS Brazil, Sao Paulo/Guarulhos International Airport • SATS, Singapore Changi Airport • Star Aviation Services - Passenger Reduced Mobility, Sydney Airport • Swissport, Basel Airport • Swissport, Kansai International Airport

BEST HANDLER-AIRLINE INNOVATION • Air India SATS Airport Services – Passenger Boarding Ramp, India • Airport Terminal Services – Visual Guide Whiskers, USA • Ground Team Red – GTR Control Centre, Kuala Lumpur • SATS - WElink and D3, Singapore • Swissport – IAD Deicing Communication, Washington Dulles International Airport

RAMP SAFETY • Andrew Conway, Menzies Aviation, Stansted Airport • Ann Wachira, Tradewinds Aviation Services, Kenya • John Jerosme, Aviapartner, Nice Airport • Mutungi Amos Muhoozi, National Aviation Services, Kuwait City • Reka Karmos, Menzies Aviation, Budapest Airport • Shahfinaz Abd Wahid, AeroDarat Services, Malaysia

UNSUNG HERO • Eugeniusz Gawryszewski, LS Airport Services, Warsaw Chopin Airport • Gerhard Otto, AeroGround, Munich International Airport • Ms Shashira & Ms Nayana, Celebi Aviation, Cochin International Airport • Naziha Binte Jalil, SATS, Singapore Airport • Scott Hannah, Menzies Aviation, Glasgow Airport • Tatjana Gjertsen & Corina Stancu, Menzies Aviation, Oslo Airport • Tim Dower, Swissport, Gold Coast Airport

RISING STAR • Chen Peng, Beijing CAH SATS Aviation Services Company • Ewelina Mordarska, LS Airport Services, Warsaw • Sofiya Maksymchuk, Airport Terminal Services, Toronto

BEST CARGO HANDLING OPERATION • dnata, Dubai International and Dubai World Trade Centre • Worldwide Flight Services, John F. Kennedy International Airport, New York • Gerry’s dnata, Jinnah International Airport, Karachi • Menzies Aviation Cargo, Australia • SATS, Singapore Changi Airport • Tan Son Nhat Cargo Services, Tan Son Nhat International Airport

The winners will be announced at the Pride of Ground Handling Awards Grand Final in Amsterdam on the evening of November 5. The finals will form the centrepiece of GHI’s delegate dinner at our 21st Annual Conference.

Entry numbers increased this year, with nearly 150 submissions across six categories. A judging panel comprising aviation experts from airlines, GSPs, regulators and industry associations independently assessed qualifying entries.

Max Gosney, GHI Conference Chairman, said: “Thank you to everyone who got involved in our Pride of Ground Handling Awards. The competition has been intense and we’re enormously grateful to everyone who took the time to enter. Unfortunately, not everyone can make the shortlist – but by getting involved, you have responded to our call to show we are an industry about so much more than just price. Thank you for supporting this cause.”

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Best wishes to the shortlisted finalists. And I have a suggestion that we include our caterers in these awards - there is much good work to celebrate!

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