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Air India - SATS joint venture wins All Nippon Airways' ground handling contract

PTI New Delhi | Updated on October 29, 2012 Published on October 29, 2012

AISATS would be providing comprehensive ground services to the airline which operates the Boeing 767, for Delhi-Narita sector.

Air India SATS Airport Services (AISATS), a 50-50 joint venture of Air India and SATS Ltd of Singapore, has won the ground handling contract of Japan’s All Nippon Airways at the IGI airport here.

Expanding its Indian operations, the Japan’s largest airline company today launched its daily non-stop flights between Delhi and Tokyo.

AISATS would be providing comprehensive ground services to the airline which operates the Boeing 767, for Delhi-Narita sector, a statement from the company said.

AISATS, being a joint venture between Air India and SATS, is able to leverage SATS’ global key account network to secure new contracts with premier airlines including All Nippon Airways (ANA), Willy Ko, CEO of AISATS said.

“It is our honour to be in this service partnership with ANA. AISATS will continue to strive and exceed the high standards in ground handling services that our customers have come to expect,” he said in the statement.

After beginning operations in July 2010, AISATS has now strengthened its client portfolio to 14 international airlines at the IGI airport. It handles about 33,251 flights per year.

AISATS is present at New Delhi, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Mangalore and Trivandrum airports.

“We are delighted to partner with AISATS for their superior airport services. AISATS has a good repute among international airlines with its experienced management and strong operational performance, hence promising a seamless experience for ANA’s passengers,” said Kunihiko Yokoishi, Vice President Ground Handling Contracts — Operation & Airport Services, ANA.

AISATS is a 50:50 joint venture between Air India and Singapore Airport Terminal Services (now known as SATS Ltd).

Published on October 29, 2012
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