Pride of Ground Handling Award winners 2019 announced

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The winners of GHI’s Pride of Ground Handling Awards 2019 have been revealed at the 21st Annual Conference in Amsterdam.

Aviapartner Girona Airport became the first Europe-based station to claim the Best Station Award after demonstrating a suite of impressive KPIs and collaborative partnerships with airlines.

Gerry’s dnata, Jinnah International airport, Karachi, scooped the all-new Best Cargo Operation Award. The team have come back from a terrorist attack in 2014, which killed seven employees, to create a world-class cargo facility, more than 800 award attendees heard.

The full list of award winners by category:

Rising Star: Sofiya Maksymchuk, Airport Terminal Services, Toronto

Unsung Hero: Eugeniusz Gawryszewski, LS Airport Services, Warsaw Chopin airport

Ramp Safety: Muntungi Amos Muhoozi, National Aviation Services, Uganda

Best Handler-Airline Innovation: SATS- WElink and D3, Singapore

Best Cargo Handling Operation: Gerry’s dnata, Jinnah International airport, Karachi

Best Station: Aviapartner, Girona airport

Max Gosney, GHI Conference Chairman said: “Congratulations to all of our winners who encapsulate a commitment to service excellence, employee led innovation and desire to go above and beyond their customer’s expectations. The achievements we celebrate at tonight’s awards from stations across the globe help show that ground handling is about so much more than a race to the bottom on price.”

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