Who We Are
Laufer Aviation-GHI is the leading provider of aircraft ground handling and VIP services in Israel, currently serving an average of 4,000,000 passengers and 15,500 flights each year at all of Israel’s international airports.
In 2007, Laufer Aviation merged with GHI, combining the experience and expertise of two outstanding companies to provide a full, in-house range of services to airlines, passengers and executive flights and travelers.
Laufer Aviation-GHI is a longstanding member of the IATA Ground Handling Council (IGHC), and a founding member of the first ground handling alliance, AVIANCE.
Where It All Began
In 1975, Mr. Menachem Laufer established Laufer Aviation, the first ground handling company in Israel. In its first year, Laufer Aviation’s workforce of seven served 200 flights. During the three ensuing decades, Laufer Aviation grew from a small, proud, family business to a leading enterprise renowned in the industry for its professionalism and quality. GHI was founded in 1996 as a joint venture between GlobeGround International (at that time owned by Lufthansa Airlines), a leading international ground handling company, and MAMAN Group, the leading suppliers of cargo handling, logistic and aviation services in Israel. GHI has consistently provided superior ground handling services, renowned for the high standards and quality already established by GlobeGround, in addition to exclusive cargo ramp services and cargo documentation with guaranteed reliability, making the company a recognized leader in the field.
Soaring to New Heights
Together, Laufer Aviation-GHI is a formidable presence at Israel’s airports – a fully independent company of 700 staff members, providing licensed services entirely in-house, including the full range of passenger services, operations center, ramp supervision, baggage tracing, cargo administration, technical ground support, ticketing services and VIP services for scheduled, charter, cargo and executive flights. Laufer Aviation-GHI has over 70 customer airlines and is the contractor to the US Air Force in Israel, handling all flights including those of the U.S. President.
The Laufer Aviation-GHI Advantage
With decades of experience and operational expertise, Laufer Aviation-GHI provides added-value services encompassing every possible handling requirement, tailor made to suit the specific needs of the customer. Customers are secure in the knowledge that Laufer Aviation-GHI is operating with a strong financial backbone and stability of the MAMAN Group and with the Laufer family tradition of experience and professionalism. This forms the heart of the company’s operations, ensuring each customer request – no matter how complex – is fulfilled in a timely and appropriate way, and with the unique Laufer Aviation-GHI personal touch.