First set up as GlobeGround Malta (GGM) in 2005, following liberalisation of the sector, the company immediately perceived and acted upon strong market demand for a considerable improvement in the quality and cost-effectiveness of local ground services.
For the first six years the company operated as the local franchisee for international network handler Servisair. This association, which was particularly active in its earlier years, enabled us to build solid foundations based on robust, internationally tried-and-tested operating principles which underpin our business till this very day.
The company’s first real break came in 2006 when low cost carriers started flying to Malta and GlobeGround Malta at the time succeeded in contracting Ryanair and eventually easyJet, in addition to Transavia and Vueling, thereby establishing a strong foothold on what turned out to be the fastest growing market segment locally.
This growth was consolidated one year later as GGM landed the single most prestigious handling contract in Malta when Emirates appointed us to act as their local Handling Agents, having enstrusted us with their passenger, ramp and cargo handling operation at Malta Airport.
One of Aviaserve’s proud achievements is that of having managed year-on-year growth during each of the past ten years, bar none. Considerable effort has nonetheless gone into ensuring that growth is always sustainable and does not come at the expense of operational integrity. This strategy has delivered steady expansion over the years through a healthy mix of new business and organic growth from established customers.
In 2015, GlobeGround Malta started a new and exciting chapter as it updated its coporate identity and started operating under the name Aviaserve. Concurrently we also changed our international affiliation and became a member of Aviance – an international alliance of independent ground handlers that is present on four continents worldwide. This partnership leverages our position as a truly independent handler and gives us access to huge intellectual capital whilst allowing us the space and the autonomy to keep developing our business.