Opfikon, Switzerland, 2021-Jul-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Swissport and JetBlue have signed a five-year agreement that includes ramp handling for all of JetBlue’s daily flights at Miami International Airport. The agreement also includes JetBlue’s charter operations from Miami to Punta Cana, which began in early June.
Swissport has entered into a five-year contract with JetBlue for its ramp handling services at Miami International Airport. The new cooperation with services launched yesterday covers aircraft handling on the apron, including baggage loading and pushback services for all of JetBlue’s daily flights, and for JetBlue’s charter operations from Miami to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. Swissport is honored to support the launch of JetBlue’s operation in Miami.
“We want to meet the opportunities of the future as the partner of choice for airlines and are honored and grateful that JetBlue has entrusted us with the handling of their aircraft in Miami. The new contract is a sign of the trust we have been able to build together through our various collaborations across the United States,” says Frank Mena, Executive Vice President Americas at Swissport International. “Our teams on the ground in Miami are excited to serve JetBlue and its passengers and look forward to starting operations.”
JetBlue has already been relying on Swissport’s superior and reliable ground services at Sarasota–Bradenton International Airport (SRQ), Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) and George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH).
Miami is one of Swissport’s top-three U.S. operations, along with New York (JFK) and San Francisco (SFO). In 2020, Swissport served roughly 1.2 million passengers and handled some 16,000 tons of air cargo at Miami International Airport.
“As the global sector leader, Swissport can combine great customer service with cost leadership to support airlines worldwide in ramping up post-Covid,” explains Frank Mena. In 2020, Swissport International AG provided best-in-class airport ground services for some 82 million airline passengers (pre-Coved 2019: 265 million) and handled roughly 4.1 million tons of air freight (2019: 4.6 million) at over 100 cargo warehouses worldwide. Several of its warehouses have been certified for pharmaceutical logistics by IATA’s CEIV Pharma and by the British MHRA. The world’s leader in airport ground services and air cargo handling, with currently around 45,000 employees, was active at 269 airports in 47 countries on six continents at the end of 2020.
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