SAS Ground Services expands at London Heathrow with new customer Asiana Airlines

Pressmeddelande   •   Apr 24, 2006 10:53 CEST

Asiana Airlines has signed an agreement with SAS Ground Services for ground
handling at London Heathrow Airport. This means that SAS Ground Services, today
present in Terminal 3, will also be present in Terminal 1, the future Star
Alliance terminal. The agreement is effective from May 4.

Asiana Airlines, a Star Alliance member, operates four weekly B747 flights
between the Korean capitol Seoul and London.

SAS Ground Services won the contract in competition with major handlers at
London Heathrow Airport. Ramp services will be subcontracted to Aviance.

"We are very pleased to be able to count yet another quality carrier among our
customers," says Christer Svensson, Managing Director for SAS Ground Services UK
Ltd. "This is also an important step in the planned expansion for SGS in the UK.
Our ambition is to provide handling in all three central terminals at Heathrow
before the end of the year."

For further information, please contact:
Christer Svensson, Managing Director for SAS Ground Services UK Ltd
Phone: +44 (0)7812 090622 or e-mail:

SAS Ground Services (SGS) is a full-service provider of airline ground handling
and airport related services and a wholly owned subsidiary of the SAS Group. SGS
is the largest ground handling company in Scandinavia but is also present at
many locations around the world, totally at 160 airports in 40 countries. SGS
has an annual turnover of SEK 6,200 million and about 8.200 employees.
SGS International provides airline ground handling and other airport related
services, either under personal management or as a consolidator. SGS
International provides ground handling at approximately 100 airports worldwide,
has a turnover of SEK 1,5 billion and about 1 000 employees.
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