Iberia has submitted bids to Spain’s AENA airport authority for the handling contracts at the Spanish airports that are used by more than a million passengers a year. Today is the deadline for handing in the bids and documentation.
On 20 March Iberia bid for handling contracts at the country’s 22 smaller airports.
The recent landmark agreement with ground staff unions has enabled the Spanish airline to make more competitive bids for providing these services. Other strong points are the handling unit’s 80 years of experience, its qualification for resolving contingencies, and its versatility, enabling it to assist all type of aircraft and operations.
Iberia’s Chairman and CEO Luis Gallego commented: “We are strongly committed to our handling business, and hope to renew as many airport contracts as possible by offering the best prices, quality, and guarantees.”
Iberia Airport Services director Ángel Marcos noted that “in recent months we have renewed contracts with many of our customers, we’re purchasing new equipment, and we have demonstrated our flexibility for meeting the needs of any airline or airport operation”.
Iberia Airport Services is Spain’s largest airport handling company and one of the largest in Europe. With a total of more than 7,500 employees, it currently supplies services to aircraft and passengers at 41 Spanish airports, and last year assisted some 73 million passengers on 310,000 flights for more than 200 airlines.