Brussels Airlines awards ground handling contract to Alyzia

The three-year deal provides the carrier with a ramp handling service amongst other operations

Belgium flag carrier, Brussels Airlines has appointed French firm, Alyzia to be its new ground handling provider at its home base at Brussels Airport starting on April 1.

Ground handling services were previously operated by Swissport Belgium until it declared bankruptcy in June of last year.

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The Swissport International subsidiary vacated the second handling license at the airport, which allowed several firms to step forward for a chance to win a permanent license.

In December last year, the second permanent permit was awarded to Alyzia, a company renowned for serving over 80 airlines and eight French airports.

The company was then assessed on performance, quality and cost criteria, leading to Alyzia’s appointment as the new ground handling provider at the airport from April.

The contract consists of ramp handling – including baggage and tarmac handling as well as de-icing services – and the management of the carriers lost and found service. The agreement foresees cooperation until March 31, 2024.

Ground handling firm, Aviapartner, will continue to hold the operational license until March of this year.