AERODOM and APS sign agreement with baggage handlers of AILA

AERODOM informed that, thanks to the mediation of the Airport Department, it was possible to reach an agreement that offers multiple benefits to the baggage handlers that historically have not offered services at this airport terminal.

AERODOM -a subsidiary of VINCI Airports- and Airport Passenger Service (APS) reached an agreement with the group of baggage handlers who have historically offered services at the José Francisco Peña Gómez International Airport of the Americas (AILA), with the purpose of improving their working conditions and raising the level of services received by passengers transiting through this terminal.

The agreement, reached thanks to the mediation of the Airport Department, establishes that as of March 15, APS will manage the baggage carts and will offer personalized luggage handling services at the AILA, offering an employment contract to all the baggage handlers already operating at the airport. It also contemplates attractive benefits and working conditions.

As part of the improvements to the service, a clear and transparent rate will be established and published on the web page and on posters around the airport terminal so that travelers will know in advance the cost of accessing the baggage carts or opting for the personalized baggage handler.

As is the case at major airports around the world, the AILA will have SKYKART, the high quality and convenient automated luggage cart dispenser, which incorporates technological solutions to the service offered at the terminal.

Carlos Núñez, AERODOM’s Director of Extra Aeronautical Business said: “Thanks to this agreement, we will significantly improve the service we offer to the millions of passengers we receive, who will have a baggage management system that meets the highest standards. At the same time, the nearly 200 baggage handlers who operate at the AILA will be hired with competitive salaries, medical insurance and greater protection”.

Núñez added that: “With the arrival of APS in the country, new technologies will be introduced that will make it possible to offer a much more efficient and secure service, both for travelers and for the personnel who provide this service”. He explained that partnering with this renowned international company with a proven track record in airport services will have a positive impact for all travelers.

APS benefits for baggage handlers

APS, thanks to the efforts made together with AERODOM and the Airport Department, offered to the active baggage handlers who offer their services at the AILA an attractive package of benefits that includes indefinite labor contracts, with guaranteed employment during the first two years of management. They will also offer an economic incentive, medical insurance, life insurance, bonus and annual performance bonuses.

Those porters who, due to their age, physical condition or health, do not wish to continue working under the APS umbrella, will receive an extraordinary social contribution in appreciation of their years of work that seeks to assist the most vulnerable.AERODOM and APS

The AILA is the main air terminal of the Dominican Republic due to its location and occupies the second place in the flow of regular passengers in the country. Recently, AERODOM and VINCI Airports made an investment of more than RD$1 billion in the AILA to expand and renovate the central atrium of the passenger terminal, which now has a new and varied commercial offer, which also includes a better gastronomic experience for the enjoyment of users.
gastronomic experience for the enjoyment of users.


AERODOM is a Dominican company that holds the concession to operate six state-owned airports in the country, which expires in 2030. It has under its responsibility the International Airports of the Americas, José Francisco Peña Gómez, in Santo Domingo; President Dr. Joaquín Balaguer, in Santo Domingo Norte; Gregorio Luperón, in Puerto Plata; María Montez, in Barahona and President Juan Bosch in the province of Samaná; in addition, the Arroyo Barril Aerodrome, also located in Samaná. Since 2016, the company has been part of the French international airport group VINCI Airports. | @AerodomRD

About VINCI Airports

VINCI Airports, the world’s leading private airport operator, manages more than 65 airports in 12 countries in Europe, Asia and the Americas. Thanks to its expertise as a global integrator, VINCI Airports develops, finances, builds and manages airports by bringing its investment capacity and know-how in terms of optimizing operational performance, modernizing infrastructure and deploying its environmental transition. In 2016, VINCI Airports was the first airport operator to commit to implementing an international environmental strategy, to achieve the goal of zero net emissions across its network by 2050. For more information: | @VINCIAirports

About APS

Airport Passenger Services (APS) is a world leader in the development and distribution of baggage trolley and baggage handling solutions and services. Thanks to its SKYKART technology, for the management and optimization of baggage trolleys, APS has managed to raise the level of services in multiple airports around the world by offering greater security and guarantee to all its users. For more information: | @AirportAPS.


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