More than 1,000 jobs available across Manchester Airports Group airports

More than 550 roles on offer at the UK’s global gateway in the North Virtual job fair to take place on 25th January  Roles range from security officers, customer services to hospitality positions Excellent benefits include discounted public transport, free parking, retail offers, pension scheme plus many more Plus, more than 1,000 further roles are… Read the full press release

Swissport finalizes acquisition of AGS Aviation Ground Services in Aruba

Zurich, Switzerland, 2022-Jan-14 — /Travel PR News/ — At the beginning of this year, Swissport has finalized the acquisition of AGS Aviation Ground Services in Aruba and assumes the Dutch Caribbean company’s ground handling operations at Queen Beatrix International Airport in Oranjestad (AUA). With the acquisition of AGS Aviation Ground Services, a ground handling services… Read the full press release

Swissport extends ground handling partnership with Fiji Airways its New Zealand

Zurich, Switzerland, 2021-Dec-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Swissport has extended its partnership with Fiji Airways in New Zealand, proudly supporting the airline’s recent re-start of operations in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. Fiji Airways has appointed Swissport its New Zealand ground handling partner for an additional three years, providing full ramp and passenger services. Commencing… Read the full press release

Swissport to handle ground services for Hawaiian Airlines’ operations in Sydney and Brisbane airports

Zurich, Switzerland, 2021-Dec-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Swissport and Hawaiian Airlines have signed a ground services contract for the airline’s Australian operations at the Sydney and Brisbane airports. The contract adds to the strong international partnership between the airline and Swissport. Swissport has won a contract extension with Hawaiian Airlines, a leading carrier for… Read the full press release

Swissport welcomes Dimitri Bettoni as the new Managing Director for its air cargo business in Belgium

Brussels, Belgium, 2021-Dec-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Swissport International AG has appointed Dimitri Bettoni as the new Managing Director for its air cargo business in Belgium at Brussels Airport and Liège Airport. He will lead the Belgian organization starting 1 January 2022. Dimitri Bettoni has been appointed as Managing Director of Swissport’s expanding cargo… Read the full press release

Swissport selected to provide ramp services for Finnair’s intercontinental traffic at Helsinki Airport

Zurich, Switzerland, 2021-Dec-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Finnair has selected Swissport to support the smooth ramp-up of its intercontinental traffic at its home hub. The contract focusses on ramp services for the long-haul fleet and is part of Finnair’s adjustment of ground handling responsibilities at Helsinki Airport. Swissport will again provide ramp handling services… Read the full press release

Swissport takes full ownership of Swissport Korea

Zurich, Switzerland, 2021-Nov-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Swissport International AG has increased the shareholding in its Swissport Korea joint venture to 100 percent from formerly 59 percent, underlining its confidence in the Korean aviation market and delivering on its Asia growth strategy. After first entering the Korean market in 2005 in a joint venture… Read the full press release

Swissport launches new 3D virtual tour of its state-of-the-art cargo warehouse at Frankfurt Airport

Zurich, Switzerland, 2021-Nov-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Swissport’s state-of-the-art cargo warehouse at Frankfurt Airport is now also in the digital space. Open since November 2020, the 17,000 sqm facility, complete with a certified Pharma Center, is equipped with an automated material handling system. It uses the Fair@Link yard management system and Swissport’s cargo app. Swissport… Read the full press release

Swissport Finland and Finnair Cargo extend COOL Cargo services agreement

Zurich, Switzerland, 2021-Oct-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Swissport Finland and Finnair Cargo have extended their agreement on COOL Cargo services until the end of 2026. The extension of this cooperation, which includes operating Finnair’s 31,000 sqm COOL Nordic Cargo Hub facility, brings long-term stability for Swissport Finland and underlines the strong partnership with Finnair… Read the full press release

Swissport Kenya awarded IATA CEIV Fresh certification at Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport

Zurich, Switzerland, 2021-Oct-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Swissport Kenya has been awarded the IATA CEIV Fresh certification for perishable cargo, making it the only ground handler with this certification at Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. Swissport also is the first ground services provider in Sub-Saharan Africa to attain this standard. CEIV is IATA’s Center… Read the full press release

Swissport appoints Karen Cox as Global Director Operations & Safety

Zurich, Switzerland, 2021-Oct-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Karen Cox has started as Global Director Operations & Safety at Swissport this week. Together with her team she will drive the transformation of Swissport’s global operations to provide operational excellence and a consistent service delivery to the company’s airline customers around the globe. Karen Cox was… Read the full press release

Swissport announces partnership with smart baggage management solutions provider AirPortr

Zurich, Switzerland, 2021-Sep-30 — /Travel PR News/ — The partnership between the digital platform and provider of smart baggage management solutions and the global market leader in aviation ground services marks a milestone towards contactless airport journeys, improved passenger mobility and sustainability for airports and the aviation sector at large. AirPortr, the digital platform and… Read the full press release

Swissport names Iván Nash Vila as Chief Financial Officer

Zurich, Switzerland, 2021-Sep-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Swissport has appointed Iván Nash Vila as Chief Financial Officer and member of the Executive Leadership Team. With the appointment and the recent nomination of Christopher Rayner as the company’s Chief HR Officer, Swissport completes the renewal of its Executive Leadership Team following its new shareholder structure…. Read the full press release

Swissport appoints Chris Rayner as Chief HR Officer

Zurich, Switzerland, 2021-Sep-24 — /Travel PR News/ — After four and a half years with the company, Andreas Hugener, Chief HR Officer of Swissport has decided to step down from his role. Chris Rayner will take over as Chief HR Officer and member of the Executive Leadership Team on 1 October. Andreas Hugener, Swissport’s Chief… Read the full press release

Swissport welcomes new head of Latin America and the Caribbean Rene Pascua

Zurich, Switzerland, 2021-Sep-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Rene Pascua has been appointed as head of Swissport’s Latin America and the Caribbean region. Together with his regional commercial team, he will drive the business from Miami in close cooperation with local teams across the region. Rene Pascua took over from Frank Mena who was managing… Read the full press release

Swissport further digitizes air cargo warehousing process with new cargo app

Zurich, Switzerland, 2021-Sep-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Swissport is equipping its cargo workers with a brand-new mobile application and new handheld devices. The cargo app will further digitize the air cargo warehousing process and offers real-time visibility on cargo shipments. Already operational in the first five Swissport warehouses, the app will be rolled out… Read the full press release

Andres Diez appointed the new Director Global Commercial at Swissport

Zurich, Switzerland, 2021-Sep-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Andres Diez will join Swissport as the new Director Global Commercial on 1 September 2021. With his team, he will provide tailored commercial solutions to support Swissport’s airline customers worldwide in the ongoing recovery and ramp-up of their operations. Andres Diez will join Swissport as the new… Read the full press release

Swissport launches its first Australian Aspire lounge at Perth Airport

Perth, Australia, 2021-Aug-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Swissport International is further expanding its lounge business in the Asia-Pacific region. Following the recent acquisition of No1 Lounges with airport lounges in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, Swissport has now launched the first Australian lounge under its global Aspire brand. The lounge is located at Perth Airport’s… Read the full press release

Swissport now offers airport ground services at Austin Bergstrom International Airport

Opfikon, Switzerland, 2021-Jul-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Starting this July, Swissport will be offering airport ground services at Austin Bergstrom International Airport (AUS). The Texas airport adds to Swissport’s dense US network of 44 airports in 25 states. Austin is Swissport’s first opening of a new US airport location in six years, underlining its… Read the full press release

SwissportALD acquires No1 Lounges in the UK

Opfikon, Switzerland, 2021-Jul-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Swissport continues to expand its airport lounge business with the acquisition of No1 Lounges in the UK, in a joint-venture structure with Airport Dimensions. With the addition of nine new lounges Swissport grows its global lounge network to 54 facilities. The joint venture set-up between Swissport and… Read the full press release

Swissport to handle ground services for JetBlue’s operations at Miami International Airport

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… Read the full press release

Swissport to handle airport ground services for easyJet at Berlin Brandenburg International Airport

Opfikon, Switzerland, 2021-May-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Swissport and easyJet have signed a new 5-year contract covering airport ground services at easyJet’s hub at Berlin Brandenburg International Airport. In addition, the British carrier renewed its contracts with Swissport in Basel and Geneva until 2025. In 2020, the two companies worked together at some 20… Read the full press release

Swissport welcomes Warwick Brady on 1 May 2021 as its new President & CEO

Opfikon, Switzerland, 2021-Apr-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Warwick Brady will formally join Swissport on 1 May 2021 as President & CEO, one month earlier than originally communicated. He will succeed Christoph Mueller, who has been acting as interim President & CEO since 1 January 2021. Warwick Brady will formally join Swissport on 1 May… Read the full press release

Swissport expands its warehousing capacity with new lease agreement for two air cargo terminals nearby Vienna Airport

Opfikon, Switzerland, 2021-Mar-23 — /Travel PR News/ — The expansion of Swissport’s cargo business at Vienna Airport is officially underway following the signing of a lease agreement for a brand-new air cargo facility. The new location will increase Swissport’s local warehousing capacity by nearly 50%. Swissport has signed a 7-year lease for two air cargo… Read the full press release

Swissport announces the opening of brand-new office building at its Brussels air cargo facility

Opfikon, Switzerland, 2021-Mar-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Swissport inaugurated a brand-new four-story office building at its Brussels air cargo facility. This opening is the latest milestone in the large-scale refurbishment of Swissport’s Brussels cargo complex which started in January 2019 and includes 25,000 sqm of warehouse space and a state-of-the-art Pharma Center. Swissport inaugurated… Read the full press release

Warwick Brady to succeed Christoph Mueller as President & CEO of Swissport International AG

Opfikon, Switzerland, 2021-Feb-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Swissport International AG has appointed Warwick Brady as President & CEO. He will succeed Christoph Mueller, who has been acting as the interim CEO since 1 January 2021. Christoph Mueller will become Chairman of the Board of Directors once Warwick Brady assumes the CEO role in Spring… Read the full press release

Swissport wins cargo handling contract from the Lufthansa Group for London Heathrow Airport

Opfikon, Switzerland, 2021-Feb-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Swissport in the UK has won a major cargo handling contract from the Lufthansa Group for London Heathrow Airport. With this win, the global leader in ground services and cargo handling now handles the German airline group’s cargo at all of its UK destinations. The Lufthansa Group… Read the full press release

Swissport announces expanded agreement with Air France-KLM Group in Saudi Arabia

Opfikon, Switzerland, 2021-Jan-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Swissport will be serving Air France-KLM Group in Saudi Arabia until 2025. The new contract expands the existing cooperation to all flights of all airlines of the French-Dutch airline group, including freighter services, to and from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. With the 5-year commitment of French-Dutch… Read the full press release

Checkport Schweiz AG to operate PCR testing facility at Zurich Airport

Starting tomorrow, 7 January 2021, Swissport subsidiary Checkport Schweiz AG will be operating a PCR testing facility at Zurich Airport. The novelty: Enders Diagnostics’ PCR tests are carried out by saliva sample and not by nasal swab and the test result is available within only 5 hours, instead of 24 to 48 hours as with… Read the full press release

Swissport awarded a major long-term contract by the Lufthansa Group for Switzerland

Opfikon, Switzerland, 2020-Dec-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Swissport has been awarded a major long-term contract by the Lufthansa Group for Switzerland. The new contract secures significant business volumes. It covers passenger services and airport ramp handling for Lufthansa, Swiss International Air Lines, Austrian Airlines and Edelweiss Air at the airports in Zurich, Geneva and… Read the full press release