Airpro and Aviator ink new contract for ground handling services with Finnair

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The handling partners will operate for the Finnish flag carrier at Helsinki Airport from next year

Finnair has reached an agreement with Airpro and Aviator Finland on ground handling services at Helsinki Airport.

Ramp services such as luggage handling are set to be operated by the pair at Helsinki Airport after Swissport Finland, the carrier’s current provider, terminated its contract with Finnair as of March 31, 2021.

Jukka Glader, Finnair’s VP of ground operations, commented: “The new partnerships will bring us the flexibility that we need as we gradually increase flying. It is estimated that it takes commercial aviation 2-3 years to recover from the covid-19 pandemic’s impacts.”

Janne Huttula, managing director of Airpro, added: “We are extremely thrilled to begin cooperation with Finnair at Helsinki Airport in addition to the regional airports. Finnair is already an important customer and partner for us, and I believe that this cooperation will build a good path for both of us toward the post-pandemic world.”

Despite the new partnership, check-in, departure gates and arrival services will continue to be run by Finnair’s own workforce.