UK company wins contract to work with Turkmenistan national carrier
Baku, Azerbaijan, March 15
By Leman Zeynalova – Trend:
UK AVAITION specialist Azzurra - Premiere Handling Ltd has marked its first anniversary at Birmingham Airport by winning a contract to work with the Turkmenistan national carrier.
It will provide the ground handing for Turkmenistan Airlines that operates five flights a week between Birmingham and Ashgabat from where there are on-going services to Amritsar.
The success means that Azzurra – Premiere Handling that started in early 2017 in Birmingham now employs more than 50 people working on activities that including, check-in, boarding and baggage handling and cargo.
In order to service Turkmenistan Airlines, there has been major investment by Azzurra - Premiere Handling including equipment suitable for the airline’s fleet that includes the Boeing 777-200 LR.
“The work with Turkmenistan is a great way to mark our first anniversary in Birmingham and builds upon our success in past year,” said Julian Van Gelder, Managing Director of Premiere Handling.
“Our dedicated team must take credit for how well we have been doing and it has been good to be able to provide new jobs at Birmingham. We have been able to employ some very experienced people and well as provide new opportunities for others to work for us in aviation. The business that we are in demands both highly skilled staff as well as major investment in highly specialist equipment. Rapid and efficient turn around is at the core of the commercial aviation business.”
It is expected that there will be further additions to the portfolio of airlines working with Azzurra -Premiere Handling in the near future.