Ground Handling

Airport Handling reaffirms commitment to Rome Fiumicino despite legal delays

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Airport Handling, a majority-owned subsidiary of global air and travel services provider dnata, has been awarded a 7-year license to provide ground handling services at Fiumicino Airport (FCO), following a competitive tender process.

The start of its operations has been delayed due to ongoing legal challenges initiated by the current outgoing ground handler.

Alberto Morosi, CEO of Airport Handling, said: “Service excellence, innovation and safety have always been our top priorities across our extensive airport operations in Milan, and we look forward to bringing these high standards to Rome Fiumicino airport.

“The airport authority designed the new tender procedure to improve service quality. Unfortunately, this extended delay impacts not only the awarded service providers but also the airport’s passengers and airlines.

“Despite these setbacks, we remain fully committed to launching operations at Fiumicino as soon as possible.

“We have already pledged to invest more than €20 million in ground support equipment, including advanced electric vehicles, and plan to hire local, qualified employees to provide best-in-class services.

“Our recent hiring of senior management with extensive local market experience underscores our dedication.

“We remain optimistic as we await the court’s decision, confident in the accuracy of the airport authority’s actions and the strength of our position.”