Ground Handling Industry

The independent ground handling sector has grown massively over the last 20 years. The legacy model of airline self-handling has rapidly evolved, as airlines -especially away from their hub operations - have sought to outsource ‘non-core’ activities to specialist ground service providers

Our members employ well over 200,000 staff across the globe. From Auckland to Anchorage, ASA members provide ground and air cargo handling at over 500 airports to 1,000 of the world's airlines.
By 2022, 70% of all ground handling will be outsourced to independent Ground Service Providers.*
The global handling market size is estimated to be over $61 billion.*
*Source - KPMG November 2017

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