AGI set to buy fellow handler TAS

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Ground handler Alliance Ground International (AGI) is to acquire  passenger and cargo specialist Total Airport Services (TAS), subject to regulatory approvals.

TAS specializes in cargo, ramp, and passenger handling services at eight locations including Chicago O’Hare International Airport, San Francisco International Airport, George Bush Intercontinental Airport and Rickenbacker International. Headquartered in Spring, Texas, it  employs a team of 1,600 and regularly handles up to 331,000 tons of cargo a year.

AGI chief executive, Jared Azcuy (pictured), said: “TAS boosts AGI’s operations in the passenger handling market, which is key to our current strategy and complements our cargo handling capabilities at key US hubs. TAS is an excellent fit, and we’re excited to welcome the TAS team to AGI.”

Azcuy added: “We will continue to pursue acquisitions that fit in with our strategy of expanding both our product offering and our global reach, with particular focus on Latin America, Europe, and Canada.”

TAS chief executive Silvio Tano commented: “It is clear that AGI and TAS complement each other very well. We are very proud of what TAS has achieved to date and look forward to further growth and opportunities as part of the AGI team.”

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