Premiere Handling ramps up recruitment after contract wins


Premiere Handling has won business from three new customers, resulting in the creation of 50 new jobs in all departments.

The company’s new clients include Aurigny, which flies between Manchester and Guernsey in the Channel Islands. The airline is the main carrier for the Channel Islands.

Premiere has also won a contract with Loganair, Scotland’s national airline that operates services from Manchester to Bergen, Inverness to Norwich, and Sumburgh to Stornaway. Completing the trio of new airlines is Titan Airways, which operates flights to Zadar in Croatia with its Boeing 737 aircraft.

Premiere Handling began operations in 2008, based at Manchester Airport.

Julian van Gelder, managing director of Premiere Handling, said, “There could not be a better way to celebrate our 10th anniversary at Manchester than to win three new airline customers. This new work marks a major expansion for the business and has enabled us to create a significant number of new jobs.

“We are the only independent ground-handling business in Manchester and work with aircraft ranging from the Antonov AN 225, the largest aircraft in the world, to the smallest. The type of flights vary and include VIP services, standard scheduled and chartered passenger services, moving urgent parts for local car manufacturers and also general cargo.

“Our business operates 24 hours a day and our services can be tailored to cater for airlines of all types and sizes with differing requirements.”

Premiere Handling is also involved in partnership with Italian group Azzurra and GH Italia at Birmingham Airport. Its operation at the city’s airport started in 2017 and has created more than 40 jobs.

August 13, 2018

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