Turkish firm wins ground handling licence at KIA

Turkish firm wins ground handling licence at KIA

The Kempegowda International Airport

Turkish aviation firm, Çelebi Airport Services, a global service provider in ground handling, has won a 10-year contract to operate the critical service at the Kempegowda International Airport here.

The company has proposed to invest $7-9 million to enhance ground-handling services at the country's third busiest airport. Its operations at the KIA will commence in August this year, a company release said.

Çelebi already operates ground-handling services at the Delhi, Mumbai, Kochi and Ahmedabad airports. "We are focused on expanding our footprint within the country. India is a key market, well set for a major growth path, and Çelebi is well-positioned to contribute, support and play a meaningful role in this change process," said Murali Ramachandran, chief executive officer, India, Çelebi Aviation Holding.

The company had recently bagged the licence for the Kannur International Airport, which is slated to start operations later this year.