Çelebi Airport Services Wins Ground Handling License at Bengaluru’s Kempegowda International Airport Limited

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Bangalore: Çelebi Airport Services, a global service provider in ground handling services, today announced that it has been awarded the Ground Handling licenseby Bengaluru International Airport Limited (BIAL). The contract was won by Çelebi Airport Services on the basis of a competitive bidding process which saw multiple global ground handling players participate. Under the 10 year concession, slated to commence from August 2018, ÇelebiAirport Services will provide state of the art ground handling servicesto further enhancethe customer experienceat BIAL.

BIAL has been at the forefront of adoption of technology to introduce airport friendly initiatives with the specific aim of enhancing customer services at the airport. With this partnership, Çelebiwill introduce global standards of ground handling services to offer modern & state of the art passenger and aircraft handling at BIAL. One of the key focus areas for Çelebi would be to ensure safe, efficient, customer friendly and environment friendly provisions by capitalizing on its global expertise.The company plans to invest USD 7-9 million in this airport.

Sharing his views on the development, Mr. Murali Ramachandran, CEO - India, Çelebi Aviation Holding Inc., said, “This partnership is an important step towards strengthening our presence and commitment in the India market and comes on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of our India operations. We are focused on expanding our footprint within the country and stand committed to catalysing the growth story of the Indian aviation sector. India is a key market, well set for a major growth path and Çelebi is well positioned to contribute, support and play a meaningful role in this change process.”
Kempegowda International Airport is the largest airport in southern India, and the third largest in the country.Çelebi’s vision of being the front runner in terms of technology, service excellence, customer centricity and safety focus, aligns well with the vision of BIAL. The companytakes pride in beinghighly quality driven when it comes to investment and resource management, and has always welcomed new initiatives especially when it comes to technology and environment.

With a legacy of 60 years since its inception and 10 years journey in India, Çelebi already has a strong presence in the India market and is providing ground handling services in the key gateways of Mumbai & Delhi. The company also has operations in Cochin, Ahmedabad and was recently awarded the license by Kannur International Airport which is slated to start operations later this year.The BIAL win provides Çelebi with the unique position of being present across India’s top three airports and the capability to service close to 50% of aviation traffic in the country.

About Çelebi Group
The foundation of the ÇelebiAviation Group was laid in 1958 with the inception of Çelebi Ground Handling, Turkey's first privately-owned ground handling servicescompany.With its line-up of services companies’ active in two continents, five countries and exceeding 13,000 employees, ÇelebiAviation Group views the future with confidence. Each ranking among the leading names of their respective sectors, Çelebi companies are active in a wide range of activities such as ground handling services and cargo and warehouse operations in the aviation sector.