Alliance Ground International (AGI) has acquired Airport Terminal Services (ATS) as part of its ongoing growth strategy across North America and into the passenger operations market.
ATS has over 5,500 employees and offers full-range ground handling services, including passenger, ramp, and cargo handling, aircraft re-fuelling and de-icing, as well as lounge and concierge services. The acquisition means that AGI will now provide a growing offering to the commercial passenger ground handling market.
“AGI is a dedicated cargo handler and freighter ground handler, this opportunity with ATS will allow us to build our presence in the airport terminal and passenger side of the business,” said Jared Azcuy, Chief Executive Officer, AGI.
“Ultimately, ATS will help AGI maximize customer service, optimize operations, and increase value to all of our customers.
“We are truly fortunate and excited to welcome the ATS team into the AGI family.”
Founded in 1975 and based in St Louis, Missouri, ATS operates across the US and Canada.
“We have known Jared for a very long time and are confident this is an excellent fit from all perspectives,” said Sally Leible, President/CEO, ATS.
“This will provide exciting new opportunities for all ATS and AGI team members, we are truly excited to begin this new and exciting next chapter.”
The acquisition helps build on AGI’s global growth strategy, soon to include expansion into Europe and other regions beyond North America.
Over the previous eight months, AGI has announced the addition and promotion of key talent to its team, investments into technology and systems, and expansions and new facilities in Chicago and Newark in addition to its strategic acquisitions of Maestro, TAS, and ATS.