EasyJet Appoints DHL to Manage Ground-Handling Operations at Liverpool Airport

DHL Supply Chain announces a new five-year contract with easyJet which will see the business manage ground-handling operations at Liverpool John Lennon Airport. The new contract expands the long-standing partnership between DHL and easyJet which launched in 2017 when DHL was appointed to manage ground-handling services at London Gatwick.

The new contract will see DHL deliver core customer service and logistics operations at Liverpool Airport including check-in, bag-drop, baggage logistics, gate management, aircraft loading, dispatch, and pushback. As part of the new contract, DHL will also introduce electric equipment, with a target of transitioning to a 90% electric fleet by September 2024. New electric equipment will include electric steps, belts, and pushback tugs.

Ahead of the implementation of new electric equipment, the ground-handling team at Liverpool Airport will receive specialist training, forming part of a broader programme investing in upskilling colleagues. DHL and easyJet have also extended their partnership at Bristol and Manchester Airports for a further five years until 2029, following a successful launch in 2020.  In addition to managing ground-handling operations across these four airports, DHL also provides cabin cleaning services at Gatwick and Manchester airports.

“The past seven years have seen our partnership with easyJet develop significantly, and we are both proud and excited to see it expanding into a fourth major UK airport. We are committed to supporting easyJet with a flexible and evolving service that can match changing demands and pressures. By rolling out electric ground-handling equipment at Liverpool Airport, we will also provide more sustainable solutions in line with our own GoGreen sustainability strategy.” says David Johnson, Vice President, Aviation & Travel, DHL Supply Chain.

Recently, DHL Supply Chain was awarded a contract by Suntory Beverage & Food GB&I. Following its appointment, DHL has created over 310 jobs at its site in Worksop. DHL will be supporting SBF GB&I in delivering its Growing for Good company value, by improving efficiency across its supply chain, while focusing on sustainability.

Source: DHL Supply Chain