ASIG®, a BBA Aviation, plc company and an industry leader in aviation services, announced today that is has been selected by Aegean Airlines to provide passenger services at London Heathrow Airport. ASIG will commence operations on March 30th at Terminal One and will transition with Aegean when the airline moves to the new Terminal 2 facility in July of this year. Nearly 155,000 Aegean passengers departed Heathrow in 2013.
“We are happy that before the beginning of our upcoming T2 era, we have the opportunity to work with our new handler in our current environment. We see this as a unique opportunity to build a productive relationship long before the move,” stated Panos Anastasopoulos, Regional Manager for Aegean Airlines.
We are extremely pleased to have been selected by Aegean Airlines to provide passenger services on behalf of Aegean Airlines, commented Pat Pearse, Managing Director for BBA Aviation’s EMEA Flight Support Division. “ASIG provides a variety of airside and terminal services and we are looking forward to this opportunity to deliver exceptional customer service to Aegean’s passengers.”
ASIG (Aircraft Service International Group®), a BBA Aviation plc company, is a global provider of ground, fuel and airport facility services to airlines, airports, oil companies and industry partners. ASIG’s 8,000 highly qualified aviation service professionals safely handle millions of flights annually. ASIG offers flexible, comprehensive service solutions that deliver value and quality across a network of 83 airports in North America, Central America, Europe and Asia. For more information, please visit: www.asig.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/asigfriends
BBA Aviation plc is a leading global aviation support and aftermarket services provider. BBA Aviation’s Flight Support businesses (Signature Flight Support and ASIG) provide specialist on-airport support services, including refuelling and ground handling, to the owners and operators of private, business, military and commercial aircraft. BBA Aviation’s Aftermarket Services businesses (Dallas Airmotive, Premier Turbines, H+S Aviation, International Turbine Service, W. H. Barrett Turbine Engine Company, International Governor Services and Ontic) are focused on the repair and overhaul of gas turbine engines and the service of aerospace components, sub-systems and systems. BBA Aviation group companies operate from more than 220 individual locations on five continents. For more information, please visit www.bbaaviation.com
AEGEAN AIRLINES, a Star Alliance member, is Greece’s largest full-service airline, and carried about 6.9 million passengers in 2013. An additional 2 million passengers were transported by Olympic Air, Aegean Airlines’ subsidiary company acquired in October 2013. AEGEAN has been investing over many years in strengthening its international presence and in supporting tourism in Greece, both in Athens and at regional airports. The AEGEAN fleet consists of 30 Airbus A320 family aircraft with an average age of 4.5 years, while Olympic Air operates 14 Bombardier Q series family aircraft. The combined route network of the two companies in 2014 will exceed 205 international routes, and a further 45 domestic ones. The company has always been a customer focused, full service carrier, placing the emphasis on quality and efficiency, receiving many plaudits over the years for its outstanding service – a fact that was recognized again in 2013 when Skytrax named Aegean as the best regional airline in Europe for the fourth time in five years. In its 15 years history, AEGEAN has also received awards on six occasions by the European Regions Airline Association (ERA). For more information please visit www.aegeanair.com