Brussels Airlines signs ground handling contract with Alyzia

Brussels Airlines signs ground handling contract with Alyzia

After a thorough tender process initiated in June 2020, Brussels Airlines has chosen Alyzia as its new ground handling partner at Brussels Airport.


Following the bankruptcy of its handling partner Swissport Belgium in June 2020, Brussels Airlines initiated a procedure to search for a new ground handler in its home base at Brussels Airport. As the bankruptcy vacated the second handling license at the airport, several contenders entered the Belgian market to run for a permanent license. In December, the second permanent operating license was granted to Alyzia, a French company serving over 80 airlines in 8 French airports.

After a thorough tender process that took several months and which was based on quality, performance and cost criteria, Brussels Airlines decided to appoint Alyzia as its new ground handling provider at Brussels Airport as of 1 April 2021. The contract foresees a cooperation until at least 31 March 2024. The contract includes ramp handling (including baggage handling, tarmac handling and de-icing, among other services) and the management of Brussels Airlines’ Lost&Found service. Until the end of March 2021, Brussels Airlines’ ground handling continues to be managed by Aviapartner, the other license holder.


About Alyzia

Since 1948, Alyzia, a former Aéroports de Paris entity, has been the privileged partner of many airlines at Parisian airports. Armed with recognised know-how and dedicated employees, Alyzia provides each customer with high quality ground handling services.

In 2012, Groupe 3S acquired Alyzia. Alyzia was one of the first ground handling companies to obtain the ISAGO certification in 2012 in both Parisian airport platforms (Roissy CDG and ORLY), renewed in 2015 and 2017. In September 2013 the company obtained the Quality, Safety and Environment certification (ISO 9001-14001, OHSAS 18001) which was renewed in 2018 and acknowledges Alyzia’s investment in continual improvements. These certificates allowed to put the greatest value on the quality, safety and environment of the company.

Concerned about the environment and the need to reduce emissions, Alyzia has taken pains to make its equipment as green as possible. Currently, they have more than 300 hybrid vehicles.


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About Brussels Airlines

Brussels Airlines is Belgium's national airline, connecting the capital of Europe to more than 70 destinations, whereof 15 in Africa, the continent that Brussels Airlines carries closes to its heart. Moreover, Brussels Airlines offers 60 destinations in Europe, 2 in North America and Tel Aviv. The company employs 3,100 employees and operates 38 aircraft.

In view of the global coronavirus pandemic, Brussels Airlines has committed itself to the strictest health safety measures in aviation worldwide, following the recommendations of EASA (European Air Safety Agency). Since the outbreak of the coronavirus, the Belgian airline operates an adapted flight schedule that is based on market demand and that takes into account the travel restrictions of the different authorities.

Thanks to its no-compromise positioning, Brussels Airlines combines competitive all-flexible fares with  the highest service quality. With yearly changing Belgian Star Chefs, its wide offer of Belgian food and drinks and the five Belgian Icons, Brussels Airlines is acting as a real ambassador of its country, bringing the world to Belgium and the best of Belgium to the world.

Creating over 40.000 direct and indirect jobs, Brussels Airlines plays an important role in the Belgian economy and is part of Belgium's second largest economic engine: its hub at Brussels Airport. In 2019, the airline transported over 10 million passengers to, from and via Brussels Airport.

Brussels Airlines offers cargo capacity on all its flights, commercialized by Lufthansa Cargo. The airline also handles the daily maintenance of its aircraft fleet.

Brussels Airlines is one of the four Lufthansa Group network airlines (Austrian, Brussels Airlines, Lufthansa and Swiss) and member of Star Alliance. The company was founded in 2002 and is 100% owned by Deutsche Lufthansa AG.

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