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Old 24th Nov 2008, 19:34
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Following EZY transferring business elsewhere in various stations and the turmoil affecting the industry as a whole, how is Servisair doing? In stations where EZY have gone elsewhere, is it viable for Servisair to keep the stations open, i.e. how small can a base be or is there no limit to daily flights? NCL alone, will be left with between 6-12 turnarounds winter-summer.

Is other areas of the group, (Airport Agencies, ICS, Servisair Lounges, Servisair Cargo) making profits for the group?

Likewise with Swissport....
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Old 25th Nov 2008, 23:51
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ex MAN, we are doing good now, company was going to get rid of 70 people off the ramp, now all are being kept on, due to signing of thomas cook.





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Old 26th Nov 2008, 12:29
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BRS was a massive base for Servisair, who held the handling monopoly for years. There's still plenty of work at BRS to keep Servisair going despite EZY being a huge contract. Hopefully more airlines wont move to Swissport like EZY did.
At CWL things have been pretty much the same for years, mainly summer charter work. XL and Zoom did have a slight impact for Servisair. The only problem with CWL is the lack of airlines actually flying there to earn contracts!!
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When do Servisair start the TCX contract at MAN?
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Old 26th Nov 2008, 18:17
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ezy have not gone to swissport at brs, think u mean menzies and pretty sure menzies handle thomas cook at man, they only took the contract from servisair about a year ago
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Old 26th Nov 2008, 19:54
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Thomas Cook contract.

Look at G-STAW comment Servisair have just signed Thomas Cook!!
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I think i read on one of the handling forums that the Thomas Cook contract was a two airport thing and if Servisair got it at Manchester it would also handle them at East Midlands.Have you heard anything like that or perhaps it was just PPRuNe living up to its rumour tag.
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hello,

not heard nothing about duel airport handling of thomas cook, feb is the earliest date we have been given.

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I don't know where your getting your info but it is wrong. Menzies have a 5 year contract at MAN.
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Menzies are being chucked off the airport,fact
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G-STAW has been harping on about circusair getting Thomas Cook for ages now with no fact to back him up. He gows around spouting on as if he is somehow in the know which clearly he is not. He has had a go on many different occasions at Flight Support as well. Me thinks him to be bitter about something.

Menzies has the Thomas Cook contract, and Menzies is NOT getting chucked off the airport. Fact!
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Tommy cook going nowhere. Fact.

Very reliable source tells me this morning Thomas Cook happy with menzies contract and is safe for the remainder of the 5 yr deal., think the artic blast is affecting g-staw.
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For the record it was Servisair that terminated easyjet and not the other way round. Contracts were at various stages of their duration around the airports effected but EZY wanted to squeeze their handling fees and used the standard process for cranking that in. Servisair did not want to do business at the new rates so ended the contract. Had Servisair not ended the contract EZY would have invoked their termination clause so the change dates are about the same. Such is the handling business these days.

The fact that Thomas Cook has a 5 year deal with Menzies actually means very little other than negotiated rates that can be changed during the contract and a mutual termination clause that is probably around the 90 day mark.

I feel for the staff who have worked hard on the EZY product around the track. Just as it will be difficult for Menzies staff at MAN if the change is, in fact, true.

Who is making money in the airline handling business is a good question.
The 3 big players - Menzies, Servisair and Swissport (alphabetical - not size or anything esle!) are all global and are all into various lines of aviation support so, even though the market as whole is hurting, some parts are still very profitable and can help out the group as a whole.
For example - menzies Cargo is a very strong brand and does well in the Far East and Europe; Servisair have a massive fuelling operation in the US as well as a fuel brokering business which has helped out over the years; Swissport are very strong in some parts of Europe with near monopolies at some big airports.

Interestingly, Gate is flexing its muscles at a time when the market is downsizing - either they have a very good strategy or they have miss-timed their expansion plans in Europe.

Only time will tell.
Good luck to all the staff affected by the changes around the business.
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