Switzerland, 2017-Apr-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Swissport provides easyJet with comprehensive ground handling services including passenger and ramp handling, baggage services, operations coordination and load control. The renewal of this multiple years agreement with easyJet followed a rigorous selection process and is the result of a well established mutual cooperation between easyJet and Swissport. The continuation of this contract allows Swissport to consolidate its position as the leading ground handling services provider at Geneva Airport and largest employer of the platform.
easyJet operates over 870 routes over 138 airports across 31 countries with over 260 aircraft and flies more than 74 million passengers a year. At Geneva airport, easyJet is the number one carrier with a strong market share of over 40% and operating a network of 75 destinations in Europe and North Africa.
Swissport Geneva CEO, Mr. Antoine Gervais stated “We are proud to continue to serve easyJet with professional and efficient ground handling services. We are keen to drive both customer service satisfaction and future innovation to ensure successful operations in this fast growing business segment. Furthermore, our collaboration confirms the position of Swissport as one of easyJet’s preferred ground handling providers.”
Simon Cox, easyJet Head of Airport and Central Procurement stated “easyJet and Swissport have been long term partners and we are really happy to renew our contract for easyJet operations in Geneva. From a network perspective Swissport operates ground handling for easyJet in 27 airports helping the airlines to make travel easy for millions of our passengers every year.“
Swissport International Ltd. provides ground services for more than 230 million passengers and handles 4.3 million tonnes of cargo a year on behalf of some 835 client-companies in the aviation sector. With a workforce of more than 62,000 personnel, Swissport is active at more than 280 stations in 48 countries across five continents, and generates consolidated operating revenue of EUR 2.7 billion.www.swissport.com
About easyJet: easyJet is Europe’s leading airline offering a unique and winning combination of the best route network connecting Europe’s primary airports, with great value fares and friendly service.
easyJet flies on more of Europe’s most popular routes than any other airline. easyJet carries over 74 million passengers annually, of which around 12 million are travelling on business. easyJet flies over 260 aircraft on more than 870 routes to 138 airports across 31 countries. More than 300 million Europeans live within one hour’s drive of an easyJet airport.
easyJet aims to be a good corporate citizen, employing people on local contracts in seven countries across Europe in full compliance with national laws and recognising their trade unions. The airline supports a number of local charities and also has a corporate partnership with UNICEF which has raised over £8m for the most vulnerable children since it was established in 2012.
The airline takes sustainability seriously. easyJet invests in the latest technology, operates efficiently and fills most of its seats which means that an easyJet passenger’s carbon footprint is 22% less than a passenger on a traditional airline, flying the same aircraft on the same route.
Innovation is in easyJet’s DNA – from our launch just over 20 years ago when we changed the way people fly to the present day where we lead the industry in digital, web, engineering and operational innovations to make travel more easy and affordable for our passengers.
SOURCE: Swissport International Ltd.
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