BAS wins airshow ground handling contract
Manama, January 18, 2012
Bahrain Airport Services (BAS) said it has once again been appointed as the official provider of “full ground handling support services” for this year's air show following its success at the debut event in 2010.
The 'Bahrain International Airshow 2012' will be held from January 19 to 21 at the Sakhir Air Base.
BAS chief executive officer George Saounatsos and A.Rahman Al-Gaoud, Civil Aviation Affairs (CAA) under secretary and deputy chairman of airshow organising committee signed an agreement in this regard.
As per the deal, BAS will provide the on-site equipment and all ground handling related services to facilitate the delivery of this first class event, including crew catering and technical support.
Commenting on the deal, Saounatsos said, “We are proud to be an integral part of logistics and operational support for this event which Bahrain is set to host for the second time. This deal represents our on-going commitment to provide high quality services to the aviation domain of the Kingdom.'
A.Rahman Al-Gaoud said, 'BAS plays a crucial and pivotal role in the Kingdom's airport operations. Their expertise and skilled ground operational teams are highly equipped to service activities and events within the kingdom – ensuring an event of this calibre is a success.'
Departing from the Bahrain International Airport and arriving at the Sakhair Airbase; the BAS ground support team have now transported (via a 3hour convoy), 66 pieces of equipment - ready to support the Airshow this weekend.-TradeArabia News Service