Ground Handling

Widerøe Ground Handling is awarded contract at Haugesund Airport

Widerøe Ground Handling (WGH) has announced that they have been awarded of a contract for the delivery of Airport Security Control services at Haugesund Airport for the Airport operator “Lufthavndrift AS” (LUD) with effect from 1 September 2021.

“When choosing WGH as a provider of Airport Security Control services, we are confident that we have chosen a supplier who possesses all the qualities we are looking for in terms of compliance with the strictest requirements for safety and quality,” says Tore Lillenes, CEO of Lufthavndrift AS.

“WGH is a partner at the airport today and we look forward to expanding and developing this collaboration so that the airport can achieve its goals of continuous improvement and efficiency in the challenging times the aviation industry is now facing and which will apply in the coming years”.

“The tasks have so far been about passenger service, baggage and cargo handling for the various airlines that fly in and out of the airport, but we are now looking forward to welcoming new employees and establishing the security control service as a central part of our daily operations.” WGH station manager Sveinung Helgeland.

WGH is Norway’s largest provider of ground services for aircraft, with its own organization at 42 airports.

The company is a security-approved freight provider (“Regulated Agent”) at 39 of the airports and has at several of these its own security controllers and its own equipment for security control under a Security Program approved and monitored by the Civil Aviation Authority of Norway.

“Over time, we have developed the organization and built up the company’s capacities and competencies within security services. I am pleased and proud when we can now implement our plan for the start-up of security control services at Haugesund Airport from autumn 2021,” says Marius Myhre, CEO of WGH.

“We will now establish a dialogue with the existing supplier to agree on a smooth transition for the employees affected”.