Initially dedicated to ramp services and operations under a subcontract for Air France aircraft and their airline customers, GROUPE EUROPE HANDLING was awarded the ramp license for the CDG terminal in 2001 after being purchased by GROUPE CRIT in 1999. From this moment on, GROUPE EUROPE HANDLING was able to sign direct contracts with airlines.
The ground handling services proposed were quickly diversified including passenger services such as welcoming, check-in, boarding and ticket sales counters.
From 2001 to 2009, GROUPE EUROPE HANDLING underwent a period of constant controlled growth, enabling them to build up a portfolio of 25 airlines mainly under "Full Handling" contracts.
The end of 2009 was crucial for GROUPE EUROPE HANDLING with the renewal of the CDG license and the granting of licenses for CDG1, Orly West and Orly South, following the call for tenders launched by DGAC.
On 1 November 2009, 18 new airlines put their trust in us just as 600 new employees joined the company, bringing the number of staff to almost 2000.
We have since consolidated our position on all Paris airports and have developed our know-how in France and abroad.
In 2000, the Group set up in Ireland with stopovers in Dublin and Shannon under the name of SKY HANDLING PARTNER.
Other subsidiaries followed with the creation of:
Our aim for the coming years is both to continue our development on the African continent, and to develop new possibilities in the provinces and also beyond our borders.