Çelebi Airport Services wins ground handling license for Kannur airport

Çelebi Airport Services, a global service provider in ground handling services, has bagged the ground handling services at Kerala’s newest airport, Kannur International Airport Limited (KIAL).

Kannur airport will be Çelebi’s sixth airport in India after Kempegowda International Airport in Bengaluru, where the company won the ground handling license in June 2018. The partnership with KIAL is the company’s second win in the state after Cochin International Airport. The total investment made by Çelebi under this partnership will be worth more than USD 4 million.

The license for providing ground handling services at KIAL was won by Çelebi on the basis of a competitive international bidding process which saw multiple global ground handling players participate. Under the 5+2-year concession, slated to commence this year, Çelebi Airport Services will provide ground handling facilities and services for all aircraft types.

In line with the Government’s pursuit for operational excellence at the Kannur International Airport and to develop the airport into a major hub, Çelebi will offer state-of-the-art ground handling services using modern eco-friendly equipment as per IATA norms.

Kannur airport is gearing up to go live for commercial flights this year.