Goldair Handling Bulgaria wins ground handling license at Varna Airport
Goldair Handling Bulgaria has been awarded a ground handling license for Varna airport (passenger and ramp handling), the third airport in Bulgaria that the Greek ground handling company now operates (Sofia in 2010 and Burgas in 2012). The operation of Goldair Handling Bulgaria is estimated to commence in April 2014, along with Fraport Twin Star already operating in this airport from 2006. Goldair Handling Bulgaria management is looking forward to further developing customer relations with the airlines and offering excellent ground handling services as already provided in the other two airports of the country. As Mr Papamichail, CEO of Goldair Handling Bulgaria states: "We consider this license award as very important achievement and evident proof of Goldair Handling`s continuous expansion and presence in Southeast Europe. I am confident that we will establish very soon ourselves in the market of Varna airport as already done at rest airports of the country and we will be able to offer attractive and tailor made ground handling options to the airport`s airlines"
Varna is the largest city and seaside resort on the Bulgarian Black Sea Coast and the third largest city in Bulgaria. It is the administrative centre of the homonymous province and Varna Municipality and the tenth-largest city in the Balkans Commonly referred to as the marine capital of Bulgaria. Varna Airport is located at the northern Bulgarian Black Sea coast, just 8 km away from Varna – the Summer Capital of Bulgaria. It is at the heart of a highly developed business community, close to leading Bulgarian summer resorts and transport facilities. Varna airport is the third largest airport in Bulgaria after Sofia and Burgas. In 2012 handled1.220.000 passengers and served more than 100 destinations in 57 countries while worth mentioning that more than 50 airlines operated in Varna airport during the summer season.
Goldair Handling, a Greek leading provider of ground handling services is active in 26 airports in Greece, 2 in Cyprus and 3 in Bulgaria, counts a workforce of 2,300 employees in Greece, 620 employees abroad (Cyprus-Bulgaria), while recently has entered in a network agreement along with Aeroground, the ground handling company of Munich airport. In 2013, serviced more than 67.000 flights, 10.000.000 passengers and 37.000 tons of cargo.