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BGS Strengthens Partnership with Freebird Airlines, Renews and Adds Contracts

BGS, an international provider of ground handling, aircraft fuelling, and logistics services, has strengthened ties with Turkish charter carrier Freebird Airlines by extending the scope of cooperation. The companies have renewed a contract for into-plane fuelling at Kaunas Airport, Lithuania, and signed a new agreement for providing fuel at Ostrava Leos Janacek Airport, Czech Republic. Under the agreement, companies will remain in partnership till the end of March 2024.

Vitalis Dudys, Head of Commerce at BGS, commented: “We are proud to further build on our existing partnership with Freebird Airlines. The extension of our services is a clear indication of the airline's confidence in the quality and efficiency of our operations. We are committed to continuing on this path, delivering the highest level of service to our customers.”

The partnership renewal is a natural extension of their successful cooperation, which began in 2017 when BGS started providing the airline with into-plane fuelling services at Kaunas Airport. Furthermore, the two companies have already signed a 3-year agreement earlier this year for BGS to provide ground handling services at Vilnius Airport in Lithuania.

Osman Kınalı, Contracts Manager at Freebird Airlines, shared: “We are happy to strengthen our cooperation with our long-standing partner BGS by adding further locations to our existing network. We have full confidence that by extending our partnership with them, we will continue to receive the highest quality services, enabling us to better serve our passengers.”

Earlier this year, BGS also renewed contracts with Ryanair, Smartwings, and Wizz Air for into-plane fuelling.

BGS is part of the Avia Solutions Group family, the world’s largest ACMI (Aircraft, Crew, Maintenance, and Insurance) provider, with a fleet of 173 aircraft. The group also provides a range of aviation services including, MRO (Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul), pilot and crew training, ground handling, as well as a variety of associated services.