Baltic Ground Services

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Baltic Ground Services
Baltic Ground Services (logo).svg
ISIN🆔
IndustryAviation
Founded 📆11 August 2005; 16 years ago (2005-08-11)[1]
Founder 👔
Headquarters 🏙️Vilnius, Lithuania
Number of locations
16 airports
Area served 🗺️
Key people
Gytis Gumuliauskas, CEO
Services
  • Ground handling
  • Aircraft fuelling
  • Liquid ADR logistics
  • Training
Revenue🤑 Increase €156.4 million (2017)[2]
OwnerAvia Solutions Group
Members
Number of employees
384 (August 2017)[3]
🌐 Websitewww.bgs.aero
📇 Address
📞 telephone

Baltic Ground Services (BGS) is an aviation services company headquartered in Vilnius, Lithuania. A subsidiary of Avia Solutions Group, the company provides ground handling, aircraft fuelling, liquid ADR logistics and training services, as well as IT solutions. Aside from its headquarters in Lithuania, the company also has subsidiaries in Latvia, Estonia, Poland, the Czech Republic, Russia, Ukraine and Germany.[4][5]

History[edit]

2005–2009[edit]

Founded in 2005, BGS began its operations at the Vilnius International Airport, briefly operating from the Kaunas International Airport between 2006 and 2008.[6] In 2009, BGS was awarded the ISAGO safety and quality certificate for ground handling services.[7]

2010–present[edit]

In May 2010, BGS established a subsidiary in Poland.[8] In June 2011, BGS Poland signed an agreement with the Ukrainian carrier AeroSvit regarding representation, administration and supervision services.[9] In December 2011, BGS began providing Russian airline Transaero with passenger and aircraft handling services, ticketing and fuelling services at the Vilnius International Airport.[10]

At the start of 2012, BGS renewed its into-plane fuelling service contract with Czech Airlines until the end of 2013.[11] In March 2012, BGS signed an into-plane fuelling service agreement with the Lufthansa Group, providing services for its airlines at Warsaw Chopin Airport, John Paul II International Airport Kraków–Balice and Katowice International Airport.[12] The same month, BGS signed a contract with Russian carrier Ak Bars Aero, providing integrated ground and passenger handling, as well as fuelling services at the Vilnius International Airport.[13] In April 2012, BGS signed a contract with the Russian airline Aeroflot to provide integrated passenger and ground handling services at Vilnius International Airport.[14] On 27 June 2012, BGS began providing integrated passenger and aircraft ground handling services for Iceland Express flights to the Keflavík International Airport in Reykjavík from the Vilnius International Airport.[15] In July 2012, BGS started providing fuelling services at the Palanga International Airport.[16]

In January 2013, BGS signed an into-plane fuelling agreement with Aeroflot to provide services in Warsaw, Krákow and Katowice.[17] That same month, BGS began providing ground handling services for airBerlin's Airbus A320 aircraft at Lamezia Terme International Airport in Lamezia Terme, Italy.[18] In October 2014, BGS signed an agreement with Wizz Air Hungary to provide ground handling services at the Vilnius International Airport for 3 years.[19] In November 2014, BGS signed a cooperation agreement with Travel Service Airlines, providing the Czech charter carrier with integrated ground handling and fuelling services at the Vilnius International Airport.[20]

From the beginning of 2015, BGS began providing fuel supply services to Turkish Airlines, Wizz Air Hungary, Wizz Air Ukraine, SAS, TAP Portugal and Travel Service in Warsaw, Krákow and Katowice.[21] In February 2015, BGS became a member of IATA's Ground Handling Council.[22] In March 2015, BGS Poland signed a seven-year cooperation agreement with the Radom-Sadków airport, becoming the official supplier of aviation fuel for airlines flying to and from the airport.[23] In July, BGS began providing fuel to over 60 Neste Oil service stations in Lithuania.[24] In October 2015, BGS began operations at the Tallinn Airport in Estonia.[25] In November 2015, BGS signed an agreement with airBaltic to begin providing into-plane fuelling and de-fuelling services for all types of aircraft at the Riga Airport in Latvia.[26] In June 2016, BGS signed an agreement with Warter Aviation to distribute Avgas for wholesale and business-to-business customers in 6 countries across Central and Eastern Europe.[27]

Awards[edit]

In 2013, BGS participated in the first Aš Myliu savo įmonę ("I love my company") contest organised by the Lithuanian Business Confederation, winning the award for medium and large-scale companies.[28]

References[edit]

  1. "Avia Solutions Group - Separate and Consolidated Annual Report for the year ended 31 December 2010" (PDF). Avia Solutions Group. p. 3. Retrieved 13 September 2018.
  2. "Avia Solutions Group - Consolidated Annual Report for the year ended 31 December 2017" (PDF). Avia Solutions Group. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  3. "Baltic Ground Services, UAB darbuotojai (apdraustieji)" [Baltic Ground Services, UAB employees (insured)] (in Lithuanian). Rekvizitai.lt. Retrieved 8 September 2018.CS1 maint: Unrecognized language (link)
  4. "Baltic Ground Services Expands to Czech Market". Air Charter Journal. 6 April 2017. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  5. "Baltic Ground Services to earmark EUR 18 mln for expansion abroad". L24.lt. 25 February 2018. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  6. ""Baltic Ground Services" palieka Kauno oro uostą" [Baltic Ground Services leaves Kaunas Airport]. Delfi (in Lithuanian). 4 December 2008. Retrieved 8 September 2018.CS1 maint: Unrecognized language (link)
  7. "Lietuvos bendrovei "Baltic Ground Services" – dar vienas tarptautinis IATA pripažinimas" [Lithuanian company Baltic Ground Services - more international recognition from IATA]. Verslo žinios (in Lithuanian). 16 October 2009. Retrieved 8 September 2018.CS1 maint: Unrecognized language (link)
  8. ""Baltic Ground Services" žengia į Lenkijos oro uostus" [Baltic Ground Services goes to Polish airports]. Verslo žinios (in Lithuanian). 6 May 2010. Retrieved 8 September 2018.CS1 maint: Unrecognized language (link)
  9. "Okęcie: AeroSvit nowym klientem Baltic Ground Services" [AeroSvit is a new client of Baltic Ground Services] (in Polish). Tur-Info.pl. 17 June 2011. Retrieved 8 September 2018.CS1 maint: Unrecognized language (link)
  10. "Baltic Ground Services to Provide Aircraft Ground Services for Transaero". AviationPros. 30 November 2011. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  11. "Baltic Ground Services extends the cooperation with Czech Airlines". ASD News. 10 January 2012. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  12. ""Baltic Ground Services" pasirašė sutartį su "Lufthansa Group" tiekti degalus trijuose didžiausiuose Lenkijos oro uostuose" [Baltic Ground Services signed an agreement with Lufthansa Group to supply fuel at the three largest Polish airports]. 15 min (in Lithuanian). Retrieved 8 September 2018.CS1 maint: Unrecognized language (link)
  13. "Baltic Ground Services signs agreement with Ak Bars Aero". AviTrader. 29 March 2012. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  14. "Largest russian carrier Aeroflot on the Baltic Ground Services' clients list". Korea IT Times. 18 April 2012. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  15. Gelūno, Irmanto (31 May 2012). "Baltic Ground Services to provide services to Iceland Express". 15 min. Retrieved 8 September 2012.
  16. ""Baltic Ground Services" aviacinio kuro pylimo paslaugas teiks Palangos oro uoste" [Baltic Ground Services will provide airplane services at Palanga Airport] (in Lithuanian). ELTA. 21 June 2012. Retrieved 8 September 2018.CS1 maint: Unrecognized language (link)
  17. "Baltic Ground Services to provide into-plane fuelling services for Aeroflot". AviTrader. 21 January 2013. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  18. "Baltic Ground Services successfully launches operations in Italy by serving airBerlin as its first client". Korea IT Times. 30 January 2013. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  19. "Baltic Ground Services to support Wizz Air operations at Vilnius International Airport". AviTrader. 27 October 2014. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  20. "Baltic Ground Services to provide ground handling and fuelling services to Travel Service Airlines". EIN World News Report. 3 November 2014. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  21. "Baltic Ground Services signs into-plane fuelling agreements with Turkish Airlines and others". Global Aviator. 29 January 2015. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  22. "Baltic Ground Services becomes a member of IATA Ground Handling Council". CAPA - Centre for Aviation. 13 February 2015. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  23. "BGS starts services at Radom-Sadków airport". International Transport Journal. 9 March 2015. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  24. "Baltic Ground Services начала сотрудничать с Neste Oil" [Baltic Ground Services begin cooperating with Neste Oil]. Kurier.lt (in Bulgarian). 13 July 2015. Retrieved 8 September 2018.CS1 maint: Unrecognized language (link)
  25. "BGS expands to Estonia". AviTrader. 10 August 2015. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  26. "BGS Signs New Contract with airBaltic and Strengthens its Presence in Riga". AviationPros. 30 November 2015. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  27. McMillin, Molly (20 June 2016). "BGS To Distribute Warter Aviation Avgas In Europe". The Weekly of Business Aviation. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  28. "Mylimiausių Lietuvos įmonių sąrašo viršūnėje – Baltic Ground Services" [At the top of the list of the most beloved Lithuanian companies - Baltic Ground Services]. TV3.lt (in Lithuanian). 18 October 2013. Retrieved 10 September 2018.CS1 maint: Unrecognized language (link)

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