Çelebi stepped into the aviation industry with the establishment of Çelebi Ground Handling Company in 1958 as the Turkey's first privately-owned ground handling Service Company. Today, it stands out as one of the most successful examples of integrated services in the Turkish civil aviation industry, offering the full range of services within the scope of ground handling at world-class quality.

While its services portfolio was diversified with warehouse operation in 2003 and terminal building construction and management in 2005, 2006 marked Çelebi's penetration into the international arena and the Company started operations in Budapest airport.

Çelebi continued with its international breakthroughs and started offering ground handling services in Mumbai/India in 2009, in Delhi/India in 2010 and in Vienna/Austria in 2011. Another business segment in which Çelebi initiated its international operations is cargo & warehouse management. Çelebi is now providing cargo & warehouse services in Delhi/India since 2010, in Budapest/Hungary and Frankfurt/Germany since 2011.

Being the oldest Ground Handling Service Company in the Turkish aviation industry, Çelebi continues to expand into new international markets. After Budapest and Mumbai, Çelebi Ground Handling launched its third major international operation with the award of the cargo handling services contract at Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport, India's biggest airport.

  • 1958 - Çelebi Ground Handling is founded at Ankara Esenboğa Airport as the first privately-owned ground handling company in Turkey.
  • 1969 - Çelebi established the İstanbul branch
  • 2003 - Çelebi Ground Handling is awarded the contract to build DHMİ’s second international terminal at Antalya Airport under a “Build-Operate-Transfer” model.
  • 2005 - 2nd International Terminal at Antalya Airport opens.
  • 2007 - Operations commenced at Budapest Ferihegy Airport
  • 2008 - Çelebi NAS India consortium won the license to operate ground handling services in Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport.
  • 2011 - Start of operations at a new warehouse at Frankfurt Airport, Cargo City South

December, 2011 - Celebi stepp​ed into the ground handling business in Austria by acquiring a former handling company, which had been operating since 1999 at Vienna International Airport.

Since then, Celebi Ground Handling Austria GmbH has been a successful ground handling company in Vienna International Airport and offers a high level of quality and customer service.

Celebi Austria is the only handling company at Vienna International Airport, which offers its customers the complete service in both passage and ramp handling services. By its comprehensive package of services providing by Celebi Austria continually strives to meet the demands of its customers to the fullest satisfaction.

Celebi Austria is a wholly owned subsidiary of Çelebi Aviation Holding.