From the time the very first aircraft took flight in India, till today, when Jumbos
and Dreamliners rule the sky, Air India's Ground Handling Department always existed,
albeit under different names. What started off as a section for Ground Handling
under Air India Engineering, grew into a department called Ground Services Department
with the induction B747 "jumbo” aircraft.
With a view to bring in focus on the core Ground Handling services, the Passenger,
Cargo and Ramp Handling activities have been brought together to form the Ground
Handling subsidiary AIASL. With an experienced workforce of over four decades,
sophisticated GSE, and Air India’s expertise of over 75 years in Aviation business,
AI Airport Services has endeavored to provide excellent Ground Handling services
at all times.
AIASL was incorporated in 2003 as a wholly owned subsidiary of Air India Limited
for providing manpower for the various departments of Air India, including Ground
Handling. Consequent to the Cabinet approval, AIASL has been operationalised with
effect from 1 February 2013 as a Ground Handling Company.