Flybe appoints Assured Aviation Services for Birmingham Airport brief

Budget airline Flybe has appointed Assured Aviation Services as its new ground handling partner at Birmingham Airport, creating 100 new jobs.

The Warwickshire-based company will provide full ground handling services for the airline including passenger, baggage, cargo and ramp handling and aircraft cleaning.

Part of the Assured Group, Assured Aviation Services currently operates from Gatwick, Luton and Heathrow airports and the Flybe appointment will be the company’s first at Birmingham.

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In November, Flybe announced it was launching a new head office at Birmingham Airport after the company was resurrected under new owners last year after being placed into administration in early 2020.

Bill McPherson, head of airport and cargo at Flybe, said: “We’re delighted to have appointed Assured Aviation Services as our full ground handling service partner following a competitive tender process.

“We look forward to working with them over the coming months as preparations ramp up towards our launch in early 2022.”

Andy Cruise, managing director at Assured Aviation Services, added: “We are proud to be working in partnership with Flybe at this very exciting time.

“We look forward to delivering a safe and punctual ground handling service at Birmingham Airport, providing all Flybe customers with an enhanced airport experience.”

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