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Flybe and Aviance renew handling contract

Published 30/10/2009

The company managing ground handling operations at George Best Belfast City Airport has renewed its contract with flybe, securing the company’s position for a further three years.

Aviance currently employs 148 permanent staff at the airport and has provided all ground handling services for the airline for the past five years.

The contract renewal in Belfast is part of a multi-location contract across the UK worth in the region of £18m in turnover. Nikki Farmbrough, Aviance station manager at George Best Belfast City Airport, said: “The Aviance team at Belfast are delighted that flybe has chosen to renew its ground handling licence with the company. Flybe is our largest customer and this win helps us to secure our position at the airport during this challenging economic time.”

Jonathan Breedon, director of customer services at flybe, added: “Based upon Aviance’s past performance of delivering a top quality product, we were delighted to choose them as our supplier. I am very happy to be extending the long-standing partnership through to February 2013”.

Belfast Telegraph

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