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easyJet appoint DHL to manage Liverpool Airport ground operations

06 March 2024/Categories: Industry News, Aviation, Logistics & Supply Chain, Net-Zero


DHL Supply Chain has announced a new five-year contract with easyJet which will see the business manage ground-handling operations at Liverpool John Lennon Airport.

The new contract expands the long-standing partnership between DHL and easyJet which launched in 2017 when DHL was appointed to manage ground-handling services at London Gatwick.

DHL will deliver core customer service and logistics operations at Liverpool Airport including check-in, bag-drop, baggage logistics, gate management, aircraft loading, dispatch, and pushback under this new contract. Electric equipment, with a target of transitioning to a 90% electric fleet by September 2024 will also be introduced as part of the deal.

Ahead of the implementation of new electric equipment, the ground-handling team at Liverpool Airport will receive specialist training, forming part of a broader programme investing in upskilling colleagues.

David Johnson, Vice President, Aviation & Travel, DHL Supply Chain, said: “The past seven years have seen our partnership with easyJet develop significantly, and we are both proud and excited to see it expanding into a fourth major UK airport.

“We are committed to supporting easyJet with a flexible and evolving service that can match changing demands and pressures. By rolling out electric ground-handling equipment at Liverpool Airport, we will also provide more sustainable solutions in line with our own GoGreen sustainability strategy.”

Valerie Geramon, Head of Group Operations delivery at, easyJet said: “Since the launch of our partnership, DHL has supported our priority of delivering a reliable and efficient service through its continuous innovation and close collaboration. We are delighted to be expanding our partnership at Liverpool John Lennon Airport to continue enhancing our customers’ experience.”

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