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Tanabata celebrations with JAL in Melbourne

In Melbourne last week our Japan Airlines team helped celebrate Tanabata, or the star festival, which is one of Japan’s five traditional seasonal festivals. According to legend, each July 7 the weaver star and cow-herder star traverse the Milky Way to renew their ancient bond of love. In Japan, the lovers are celebrated with lively…
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New Virgin Australia Sydney – Hong Kong service kicks off

Virgin Australia yesterday launched a new Sydney – Hong Kong service, supported proudly by Aerocare on the ramp! Virgin Australia now operates 12 return services weekly from Australia to Hong Kong, with daily flights from Sydney and 5 flights per week from Melbourne. Aerocare is the largest ground handler within the Australian and New Zealand region,…
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Aerocare’s Brock Thomas shares his dream of being a pilot

Aerocare Ramp Agent Brock Thomas starred in yesterday’s edition of Mackay’s Daily Mercury discussing his dream to attend pilot training school, hopefully in his own backyard. Airport Services Manager Ann Wise says: “Brock has only been with Aerocare a few weeks but has already impressed with his hard work and can-do attitude”. “It is great…
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Resounding ‘yes’ for new Aerocare workplace agreement

Employees at Australia’s leading ground handling firm Aerocare have endorsed a new enterprise agreement to improve wages and conditions. More than 92% of Aerocare’s 2,000 eligible employees took part in the vote, with 91% voting in favour of the new agreement. Assuming the Fair Work Commission approves the new Aerocare agreement, it will deliver initial…
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11th Asian Ground Handling International Conference

Aerocare representatives at last week’s 11th Asian Ground Handling International Conference in Bangkok enjoyed meeting with airline partners and new Swissport colleagues. Representing Aerocare were Commercial Director Jason Gray and Commercial Manager Samuel Banks. Jason and Sam are pictured meeting with (Left) Nils Pries Knudsen, Chief Commercial Officer, Swissport; and (Right) Rudolf Steiner, Senior Vice…
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Aerocare’s Lam Khuu named a Virgin Australia Brand Ambassador

Aerocare’s Lam Khuu has been selected as a Virgin Australia Brand Ambassador, after being nominated by several pilots and operational team members. Rob Sharp, Group Executive Virgin Australia, said Perth-based Lam had been recognised for his outstanding contribution within the Team Contributor category, and that he looked forward to congratulating Lam at an event later…
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Swissport successfully concludes acquisition of Aerocare

Swissport International Ltd. successfully concluded the acquisition of Aerocare with effect from March 7, 2018. The Swiss company, global market leader in ground and cargo handling, now holds 100% of the leading ground handler in Australia/ New Zealand. With effect from March 7, 2018, Swissport International Ltd. (Swissport) has concluded the acquisition of Aerocare and…
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Aerocare welcomes Airbus’ new A350-1000 to Auckland

Aerocare was on hand to meet Airbus' new A350-1000 when it touched down in Auckland last night as part of a three-week demonstration tour to the Middle East and Asia-Pacific. During the tour, the A350-1000 flight test aircraft (MSN065) has stopped in Doha, Muscat, Hong Kong, Seoul, Taipei, Hanoi, Singapore, and Bangkok before arriving in…
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