Why enter?

GHI’s Pride of Handling Awards offers a unique platform for GSPs/airlines to:

  • Recognise their talented frontline teams on the international stage 
  • Promote their stations to airlines as the home of world-class service levels and safety standards.  
  • Champion the hugely rewarding career opportunities on offer in ground handling – an area of aviation that has largely escaped the public eye.
By entering you will be helping GHI hit back against the misconception that we are an industry locked in a race to the bottom on price.
These awards will champion the very best in ground service provision and the talented teams who work in our sector. By doing so, GHI aims to enhance the profile of the ground handling sector and promote the industry as a rewarding career choice for young people. 

Whether you specialise in PAX or Cargo handling: please help us celebrate ground handling excellence by getting involved in these awards.


Joerg Sutter, Chief Operating Officer for Canada, Swissport Canada Handling

“There are so many people in our business who go the extra mile. They are the heroes on a daily basis. It’s great to be able to recognise those team members through the Pride of Ground Handling Awards. I’m very proud that Krish and the team in Canada have been recognised with this award.”

David Krakowski, Vice President Commercial Asia, Swissport

“Nick will be over the moon to receive the award. For the team in Australia and New Zealand, this is a big achievement.”

Karen Stokes, Ramp & Operations Manager, Stobart Aviation

“The team will be really pleased we’ve won this award. It will give everybody on the team at London Stansted a huge lift.”

Jean-Luc Payot, SVP Commercial – Europe, Swissport

“This is a really important achievement for us. We always try to work with our airline partners towards innovation so we’re incredibly proud to win the award for the project with Finnair in Helsinki.”

Wilson Kwong, Chief Executive General Management, Hactl

“On behalf of the team this is a great honour. I’m collecting this award for the 2,400 colleagues who work day in, day out for the best interests not just of Hactl, but for all our airline customers serving the Hong Kong community.”

Deadline for Entry: 23rd August 2019