Swissport signs partnership with Mohammed VI International Academy of Civil Aviation

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 2022-Jun-09 — /Travel PR News/ —Swissport has signed a Cooperation Agreement with the Mohammed VI International Academy of Civil Aviation, further strengthening the global aviation services company’s commitment to the education and training of future aviation professionals and leaders in the MEA region. On May 13, Swissport entered into a Cooperation… Read the full press release

Swissport in Netherlands saved 20,000 truck runs since 2015 as part of the “Milk Run” supply chain initiative at Schiphol Airport

Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2022-May-25 — /Travel PR News/ — The ‘Milk Run’ supply chain optimization initiative at Schiphol Airport combines freight to and from several cargo forwarders into a single truck. With the highly efficient and more sustainable cargo process, Swissport the Netherlands saved 20,000 truck runs since the start, seven years ago. Because many freight… Read the full press release

Swissport prepares to take over airport ground handling activities of Alitalia at Rome-Fiumicino Airport

Rome, Italy, 2022-May-24 — /Travel PR News/ — After being awarded the ground handling business of Alitalia – Società Aerea Italiana S.p.A. in extraordinary administration – at Fiumicino Airport in Rome, Italy, Swissport has started preparations for the transition of operations. Granted successful consultations with the trade unions, Swissport will support ITA Airways, among others,… Read the full press release

Swissport adds three more Aspire lounges in the United States

San Diego, CA, 2022-May-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Aspire Airport Lounges, a division of Swissport International AG, is adding three more lounges in the United States. A newly refurbished lounge in San Diego, California, already opened its doors. Two more lounges will follow in Ontario, California, in mid-May. With these additional facilities, Swissport will… Read the full press release

Swissport offers premium lounge experience in partnership with Luxury Escapes at Australia’s four largest airports

Australia & New Zealand, 2022-Apr-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Swissport has announced a new partnership between its airport lounges and Luxury Escapes, further strengthening its offering to travellers and airline partners at Australia’s four largest airports. The partnership means international lounge passes will be offered as part of Luxury Escapes’ deals or as an… Read the full press release

Swissport to handle ground services for LATAM Airlines at Auckland International Airport

Auckland, New Zealand, 2022-Apr-13 — /Travel PR News/ — LATAM Airlines, Latin America’s largest airline, reintroduced flights between Santiago de Chile and Auckland, New Zealand on 31 March. Swissport has been awarded the ground services business at Auckland International Airport. After a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, LATAM resumed flights between Chile and New… Read the full press release

Swissport to handle ground services for Korean Air at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport

Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2022-Apr-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Korean Air, South Korea’s flag carrier, has selected Swissport as its ground services partner at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport. The newly awarded full range of passenger services will complement Swissport’s existing cargo services offering for Korean Air in Amsterdam. Swissport has been chosen by Korean Air to provide… Read the full press release

London City Airport hosted successful events in support of its local community

The airport welcomed almost 150 attendees to its first jobs fair since the pandemic begun, to showcase current employment opportunities, with nearly 1 in 3 attendees applying for live vacancies. London City Airport, in partnership with UMi and Newham Council also sponsored the Royal Docks Business Recovery event, providing procurement support to local businesses, ahead… Read the full press release

Swissport expands total warehouse and handling capacity in Belgium and Netherlands with the acquisition of Belgium Airport Services

Brussels, Belgium, 2022-Mar-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Swissport International AG has successfully concluded the acquisition of Belgium Airport Services (BAS) with effect from 1 March 2022. The Swiss company, a global leader in air cargo handling, now holds 100% of BAS, growing its total warehouse and handling capacity in Belgium by more than 40%…. Read the full press release

The first pay-per-use international lounge in Western Australia opens at Perth Airport Aspire Lounge Terminal 1 on March 10, 2022

Perth Airport Aspire Lounge Terminal 1 International celebrates the best of WA. Zurich, Switzerland, 2022-Mar-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Thousands of Western Australians will have the opportunity to experience a world-class lounge experience, no matter their class of travel, following the grand opening of the Perth Airport Aspire Lounge Terminal 1, the first pay-per-use… Read the full press release

Swissport to provide airport ground services and air cargo handling for Philippines’ Cebu Pacific in Osaka (KIX) and Fukuoka (FUK)

Tokyo, Japan, 2022-Feb-26 — /Travel PR News/ — With recent contract wins in Osaka (KIX) and Fukuoka (FUK), Swissport now supports Cebu Pacific, the Philippines’ leading low-cost airline, in an exclusive partnership at all Japanese stations. Swissport has been providing airport ground services and air cargo handling for Cebu Pacific in Japan since 2014. With… Read the full press release

Swissport to provide ground services for Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras at Viracopos International Airport

Zurich, Switzerland, 2022-Feb-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras, one of Brazil’s leading airlines, has chosen Swissport to provide ground services at Viracopos International Airport (VCP), its hub airport in Campinas. The agreement covers ramp, cleaning, and cargo services. Azul Linhas Aéreas, one of Brazil’s leading airlines, has contracted Swissport to provide… Read the full press release

Swissport announces the appointment of Danny Hakker as Chief Financial Officer for Continental Europe

Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2022-Feb-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Danny Hakker joins Swissport as Chief Financial Officer for Continental Europe effective 1 February 2022. The appointment further strengthens Swissport’s regional market structure. Danny Hakker has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer for Continental Europe as of 1 February 2022. He is a senior finance leader with… Read the full press release

Swissport announces the opening of its second lounge at Geneva International Airport

Zurich, Switzerland, 2022-Feb-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Swissport is opening its second lounge at Geneva International Airport on 1 February 2022. Located in the new East Wing of the airport, the new ASPIRE Crystal Lounge will be open daily from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. It is accessible to all passengers for an admission… Read the full press release

Customer service, hospitality, security jobs available at Manchester Airport’s Jobs Fair which starts on 10 February 2022

Jobs fair will be held on Thursday 10th February Hundreds of roles available at Manchester Airport, including 500 in security Other roles include customer services and hospitality positions Recruitment drive comes after travel restrictions were eased, with a range of benefits on offer to MAG employees To book a place visit the Jobs Fair’s Eventbrite page Manchester, UK,… Read the full press release

Swissport to open 180 new jobs for its operations at Cologne Bonn Airport as part of Eurowings contract

Zurich, Switzerland, 2022-Feb-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Swissport in Germany has won a major contract from Eurowings at the airline’s home base at Cologne Bonn Airport. The cooperation covers passenger services and aircraft turnaround coordination and will start this summer. For the new contract, Swissport will hire approximately 180 new employees. The new contract… Read the full press release

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