ground.net: The European ground handling network

Under the name "ground.net", the German ground handling company AeroGround Flughafen Munchen GmbH, Goldair Handling of Greece and AAS Airline Assistance Switzerland recently began offering high-quality ground handling services across various locations to airline customers in Europe.

The alliance between the three companies is based on close cooperation in sales and marketing at the company's locations in Germany, Greece, Bulgaria, Cyprus and Switzerland. ground.net was founded in order to offer airline customers with network agreements an alternative to global players in the market for ground handling services. Apart from sales and marketing, the cooperation will also cover information technology (IT), procurement of equipment, employee qualification and establishment of standardised
operating processes.

In future, all information on the ground handling network, the cooperation partners and the services can be obtained from the Internet sites www.ground.net and www.groundnet.aero. The intention long term is to expand the alliance to further ground handling companies and establish a European ground handling network with ground.net.AeroGround's Managing Director Mr. Siegfried Pasler: "We're proud that the alliance between AeroGround, Goldair Handling and AAS now has a presence under the joint name and logo "ground.net". The network will enable us to fulfill customers' individual wishes and requirements not only at Munich Airport, but also at the partners' locations, with the highest possible standards of quality."

Goldair Handling’s CEO Mr.Dimitris Papamichail: “We are happy to jointly meet the requirements of our valuable customers for local expertise and offer benefits through tailormade ground services to potential new customers. ‘ground.net’ will meet and exceed the needs and expectations of all carriers, including scheduled, leisure, low-cost, cargo and business aviation airlines, while maintaining the high level of quality services of the alliance’s partners.

Airline Assistance Switzerland’s CEO, Mr. Dieter Streuli: “The strong brand “ground.net” will help us to jointly address our customers - it will underline that we are not only a loose association of providers but a strongly cross-linked partnership able to offer and provide services across the network as a single group.”