AeroGround Flughafen München GmbH, a ground handling subsidiary of Flughafen München GmbH (FMG), is pleased to announce a further addition to its off-campus business. Effective as of January 1, 2016, it has acquired the established ground handling companies Acciona Airport Services, Berlin GmbH and HSD Flughafen GmbH. The new subsidiary AeroGround Berlin GmbH has purchased 100 percent of the shares in Acciona Airport Services Berlin GmbH from the Spanish parent company Acciona S.A. The two subsidiaries AeroGround Berlin and Acciona Berlin will be merged in the coming months. This covers the workforce, the vehicle fleet, all supply and service relationships of Acciona Berlin, and the concession at Tegel Airport (TXL).
Since being awarded a ground handling licence for Berlin-Schoenefeld Airport (SXF) in July 2015, AeroGround Flughafen München GmbH has operated a second ground handling station in the German capital, providing ramp, baggage and passenger handling services in cooperation with the former concession holder Acciona Berlin under a works and services contract. With the acquisition of Acciona Berlin, with around 350 employees, AeroGround Berlin GmbH has acquired the operations at the Berlin Tegel Airport as well as those at Schönefeld.
This enables AeroGround Berlin to offer its customers ground handling services at both of those Berlin locations while securing important long-term prospects. The current ground handling licence will also apply at the new Berlin-Brandenburg Airport (BER). With an established presence at the two existing Berlin airports, AeroGround is now in an excellent position for the start of operations at the new airport.
"Our acquisition Acciona Berlin, with its operational experience and reputation, and the experience of the staff will generate synergy effects benefitting all locations. Our aim is to further extend operations in Berlin, to be a responsible employer for the staff and to continue offering high-quality ground handling services to our customers in the years ahead" explained Siegfried Pasler and Christian Stoschek, Managing Directors of AeroGround Flughafen München GmbH.