Çelebi Set to Elevate Passenger Experience as Cathay Pacific resumes Passenger Flights to Chennai


Çelebi India, the leading ground handling and aviation logistics service provider, announced its selection as the provider of ground handling services for Hong Kong’s home carrier Cathay Pacific's flights at Chennai International Airport. This collaboration with Cathay Pacific is set to start on February 1, 2024. It is a significant achievement for Çelebi India as it extends its premium services to one of the world's leading international airlines.

Cathay Pacific has resumed its Hong Kong-Chennai route after a four-year hiatus, demonstrating its commitment to reconnecting with the Chennai market. Cathay Pacific has chosen Çelebi India as its preferred partner for this initiative. This partnership underscores the reputation of Çelebi India as a dependable and trustworthy provider of ground handling services for major international airlines. 

Mr. Tauseef Khan, CEO of Çelebi Ground Handling – India, shared his excitement about the partnership with Cathay Pacific, noting, "We are thrilled to be chosen as the ground handling service provider for Cathay Pacific's return to Chennai. This collaboration not only highlights Çelebi India's dedication to excellence in ground handling services but also aligns us with Cathay Pacific, a carrier ranked 8th in World's Top Airlines in 2023 and honored with a 5-star Airline rating. We are proud to be recognized by our customers for the high quality of our Ground Services offering, and as Cathay Pacific resumes operations, we are fully prepared to deliver world-class services for the airline and its passengers." 

Cathay’s Regional General Manager, South Asia, Middle East and Africa, Rakesh Raicar said: “We are delighted to once again serve the residents of Chennai. As a Group, we have had a long-standing history with the city and now are back to the skies thrice a week to and from Chennai International Airport on 2 February 2024. 

“Our state-of-the-art Airbus A330 wide-body aircraft on this route will not only cater to the travel needs of corporate and leisure travellers, but will also provide each segment with a cabin of choice and allow them to travel with enhanced comfort to Hong Kong and beyond. Moreover, relaunching Cathay Pacific in the city also gives us an opportunity to service our customers and partners, whilst providing them with a comfortable and a premium experience with our world-class products. Further, with Çelebi being our trusted and highly experienced ground handling service provider, we are assured of smooth handling of our customer’s travels”” 

Çelebi India's legacy at Chennai International Airport and other major airports across the country is marked by a history of seamless ground handling services. The company's commitment to excellence has earned the trust of major international carriers, making it the preferred choice for ground handling solutions. With operations in key airports like Mumbai, Delhi, Bengaluru, Goa, Hyderabad, Cochin, Ahmedabad, and Kannur, Çelebi India continues to expand its footprint and contribute to the growth of the aviation industry.

This collaboration with Cathay Pacific signifies Çelebi India's strategic expansion, reinforcing its presence in the Indian aviation sector. The company's dedication to sustainability is evident through initiatives such as 100% electric, air-conditioned tarmac coaches, electric baggage and cargo towing tugs, taxi-bots, and bridge- mounted equipment services. These eco-friendly practices align with global efforts to achieve carbon neutrality and position Çelebi India as a leader in sustainable ground handling services.