AeroGround seals long-term deals with Etihad Airways and AirBridge Cargo

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Munich, September 10, 2014 (STAT):-Munich Airport's ground handling subsidiary AeroGround has succeeded in securing a long-term contract for landside and airside passenger and aircraft handling services with Etihad Airways. A full handling agreement has also been signed with the Russian cargo airline AirBridge Cargo (ABC).

The agreement with Etihad Airways covers the range of passenger handling services, to be provided by AeroGround affiliate aerogate, and ramp-side aircraft handling through AeroGround. The airline flies from Munich to Abu Dhabi twice a day. In addition to aircraft handling by Aeroground, the contract with AirBridge Cargo covers freight handling through Cargogate. ABC operates a weekly service from Moscow to Munich with a B747F freighter, providing a link to the Asian re-gion for flows of goods from southern Germany.

In cooperation with its affiliated companies aerogate and Cargogate, AeroGround is the only single-source provider in Munich offering the full range of airside and landside handling services for passengers, aircraft and cargo. A key element of this concept is the central sales function of AeroGround, which has handled all sales and marketing activities for the three ground handling companies AeroGround, aerogate and Cargogate since 2013.

"Our obvious strengths are our closely coordinated handling processes and our ability to deliver the full range of handling services. We are proud to have suc- ceeded yet again in signing contracts with highly respected airlines through our central sales function. This success will also inspire us to continue developing and improving our quality and efficiency," said Siegfried Pasler and Michael Richter, the managing directors of AeroGround, Cargogate and aerogate, when announc-ing the new long-term deals.

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