SWISSPORT BANKRUPTCY SEES BRUSSELS AIRLINES SELECT A NEW HANDLING AGENT AT THEIR HOME HUB
(Posted 21st January 2021)
Following the bankruptcy of its ground handling partner Swissport Belgium in June 2020 did Brussels Airlines initiate a selection process search for a new ground handler for its home base at Brussels Airport.
As the bankruptcy vacated the second handling license at the airport, several contenders entered the Belgian market to run for a permanent license. In December, the second permanent operating license was granted to Alyzia, a French company serving over 80 airlines in 8 French airports.
After a thorough tender process that took several months and which was based on quality, performance and cost criteria, Brussels Airlines decided to appoint Alyzia as its new ground handling provider at Brussels Airport as of 01st of April 2021. The contract foresees a cooperation until at least 31st of March 2024. The contract includes ramp handling (including baggage handling, tarmac handling and de-icing, among other services) and the management of Brussels Airlines’ Lost&Found service.
Until the end of March 2021, Brussels Airlines’ ground handling continues to be managed by Aviapartner, the other license holder.
Alyzia is ISAGO certified and also holds ISO certifications 9001-14001 and OHSAS 18001.
Meanwhile does Brussels Airlines again fly to Eastern Africa, connecting the European capital with Entebbe / Uganda, Kigali / Rwanda and Bujumbura / Burundi.