Trivandrum: Air India SATS Airport Services Pvt. Ltd. (AISATS) has been appointed to manage ground handling services for the premier Russian charters, Nordwind Airlines and OrenAir, maiden operations at Trivandrum International Airport. The launch of air services, the first in Southern India by the Russian charters, was a moment of great pride at the Trivandrum International Airport.
AISATS has been chosen to manage both the charters by providing end-to-end airport services – passenger, ramp and baggage handling. While Nordwind Airlines brought in passengers from Russia’s capital city, Moscow, on October 21 using their Boeing 757 aircraft; OrenAir flew in passengers on their Boeing 737 aircraft on October 22 from Yekaterinburg. The chartered tourists are being flown in by Pegas Touristik, a Russian tour operator.
Speaking on the occasion, Willy Ko, CEO, AISATS said, “We congratulate Nordwind Airlines and OrenAir for starting their services at Trivandrum and wish them every success. It is our pleasure to serve both the airlines and their passengers. We are committed to enhancing the passenger’s travel experience at the Trivandrum International Airport, contributing to their positive impression of Kerala Tourism & Hospitality.”
Bush Miranda, MD of Cicerone Air Transport Services who represents Nordwind Airlines and OrenAir’s said, “We are pleased to partner with AISATS for their premier airport services. A growing number of travellers are opting for air charter citing greater flexibility and customized service. With the launch of Nordwind Airlines and OrenAir flights’ to Trivandrum we intend to cater to the increasing needs of charter travellers.”
AISATS is a 50:50 joint venture between NACIL (currently known as Air India Ltd.) and Singapore Airport Terminal Services (currently known as SATS Ltd.). Since the start of operations in 2008, AISATS provides hassle free and comprehensive solutions to its customer airlines in international airports at Bangalore, Delhi, Hyderabad, Mangalore and Trivandrum.
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