LMML 14/32 From Malta, joined Jan 2001, 2565 posts, RR: 6 Posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 4285 times:
GlobeGround/Servisair, the giant ground handling operation partly owned by Lufthansa, will set up base in Malta very soon. According to an advert placed in the papers today, they are looking for Check-in Supervisors and staff, ramp supervisors and staff, load control and despatching staff and loaders/driver.
This will undoubtedly be a thorn in AirMalta's side, which has operated a monopoly at the airport for over 30 years.
LMML 14/32 From Malta, joined Jan 2001, 2565 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 4221 times:
I was not aware that LH had sold all its shares in GlobeGround. Thanks for the info.
Re-DAL7001's comment, the GHA you are referring to is WorldWide Airlines Representatives Limited (WARL). Yes, this is the largest airline handling agent at Malta International Airport, but it has always been simply an Airline Representative agency, sourcing out the actual handling to AirMalta, the ONLY real GHA at MLA. Until Malta joined the EU. Now there will be competition. WARL is the driving force behind the present Servisair/Globeground initiative.
Swissport had the intention of commencing operations last year, but when the company changed ownership, the new owners (British I beleive) thought otherwise and plans were scrapped. It was only a matter of days before Servisair/GlobeGround stepped in and announced that they have serious plans to uindertake the venture.