Swissport invests in a state-of-the-art air cargo facility at Brussels Airport

Opfikon, Switzerland, 2019-Jul-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Swissport is investing in a state-of-the-art air cargo facility at Brussels Airport. While Brussels Airport Company is constructing the building, Swissport has signed a long-term lease and is investing several million euros in equipment and fittings for the new facility. The building will consist of a 25,000 sqm… Read the full press release

Swissport named Dr. Peter Waller as Chief Financial Officer and Group Executive Management member

Opfikon, Switzerland, 2019-Jul-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Swissport has appointed Dr. Peter Waller as Chief Financial Officer and member of Group Executive Management. He will succeed Dr. Christian Göseke, who notified Swissport of his desire to leave the company. Peter Waller will assume his duties on 1 September 2019. “We are delighted to win Peter… Read the full press release

Swissport and SITA team up to unlock new data insights to deliver enriched, predictive analytics for the aviation industry

Opfikon, Switzerland, 2019-Jun-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Swiss ground service and air cargo handling group, Swissport International, and SITA have joined forces to develop a new model which will unlock the value of the vast range of air transport data available to deliver enriched, predictive analytics for the entire industry. This initiative is aimed not… Read the full press release

Swissport wins easyJet business at Zurich Airport

Opfikon, Switzerland, 2019-Jun-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Swissport wins easyJet business at Zurich Airport as of 1 September 2019. The five-year contract complements Swissport’s existing business with the airline in Geneva and at Basel‘s EuroAirport. Swissport will service some 120 daily easyJet flights at the three Swiss airports combined. On a global level easyJet relies… Read the full press release

Swissport appointed as the new operator of Finnair Cargo’s COOL Nordic Cargo Hub facility at Helsinki Airport

Opfikon, Switzerland, 2019-May-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Finnair Cargo has appointed Swissport as the new operator of its COOL Nordic Cargo Hub facility at Helsinki Airport, one of the most modern air cargo hubs in Europe. From June 2019, Swissport will handle over 600 tons of perishables, pharmaceuticals and general cargo daily. The COOL Nordic… Read the full press release

Swissport now fully owns Heathrow Cargo Handling Ltd.

Swissport recently agreed to increase its shareholding in Heathrow Cargo Handling Ltd. (HCH) to 100 percent from 50 percent, which it held in a joint venture. Opfikon, Switzerland, 2019-Feb-13 — /Travel PR News/ — With the recent agreement to acquire the remaining 50 percent stake in Heathrow Cargo Handling Ltd. (HCH), Swissport will then fully own… Read the full press release

Checkport, a Swissport subsidiary, the only Swiss company to obtain IATA certification “Independent ACC3 EU Validator”

Opfikon, Switzerland, 2019-Jan-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Checkport, a subsidiary of Swissport International Ltd, is the first and only Swiss company having obtained the IATA certification “Independent ACC3 EU Validator” and may from now on carry out third country validations for air carriers. ACC3 stands for “Air Cargo or Mail Carrier operating into the Union… Read the full press release

SalamAir of Oman partners with Swissport for hub handling at Muscat International Airport

Opfikon, Switzerland, 2018-Dec-18 — /Travel PR News/ — SalamAir of Oman has signed a five-year contract with Swissport for hub handling at Muscat International Airport. As of 1 January 2019, the Swiss Aviation Services company, global market leader of airport ground services and cargo handling, will provide the Omani carrier with a full range of services,… Read the full press release

Swissport Cargo Services Montreal earns CEIV certification for pharmaceutical logistics from IATA

Opfikon, Switzerland, 2018-Dec-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Swissport International AG is adding Montreal to its network of CEIV Pharma certified cargo warehouses. The global leader of airport ground services and cargo handling for the aviation industry has received the certification as the first air cargo handler in Canada. The International Air Transport Association (IATA)… Read the full press release

Swissport awarded “Best Handler-Airline Innovation” by Ground Handling International

Opfikon, Switzerland, 2018-Dec-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Swissport International AG, together with its partner Finnair, has been awarded “Best Handler-Airline Innovation” by the industry’s leading magazine Ground Handling International. The global leader of airport ground services and cargo handling was honored for a new machine-learning tool, which helps to dynamically predict aircraft delays at Finnair’s… Read the full press release

Swissport to consolidate its existing regional structure to three management regions — EMEA, Americas and APAC

Opfikon, Switzerland, 2018-Dec-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Effective 1 January 2019, Swissport International AG will consolidate its existing regional structure from nine to three management regions. These will be EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa), Americas (USA, Canada, Latin America) and APAC (Asia-Pacific). The new structure will reduce overheads across the organization and support faster decision… Read the full press release

Swissport appointed ground handler for Air New Zealand in four major airports in Australia

Opfikon, Switzerland, 2018-Sep-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Swissport has been appointed ground handler for Air New Zealand in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Perth, following a competitive tender focused on safety, service and operational performance. Swissport has been appointed ground handler for Air New Zealand in four major airports in Australia, following a competitive tender focussed… Read the full press release

Swissport to explore potential of blockchain technology with two start-up companies “Winding Tree” and “Olam”

Swissport International AG, the global leader in airport ground services and air cargo handling, signs letters of intent with two start-up companies “Winding Tree” and “Olam” to explore potential of blockchain technology. Opfikon, Switzerland, 2018-May-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Swissport and Winding Tree, a blockchain-based travel distribution platform, aim to jointly explore the potential of… Read the full press release

Swissport implements new departure control system by Amadeus Altea and selects SITA as telex messaging provider

Opfikon, Switzerland, 2018-Apr-24 — /Travel PR News/ — After a successful migration process, the market-leading departure control system by Amadeus Altea is now implemented at 30 airports in 10 different countries within the Swissport network, supporting the handling process of seven million passengers. It replaces Swissport’s existing departure control system axsControl DCS by DXC at… Read the full press release

Swissport signs long-term lease agreement for a new air cargo warehouse at Frankfurt Airport’s CargoCity South

Swissport International Ltd. signed a long-term lease agreement with airport operator Fraport AG for a new air cargo warehouse at Frankfurt Airport’s CargoCity South. At around 16.000 square metres of surface the new cargo facility will be the third largest in Swissport’s global network of 133 air cargo warehouses. Construction is due to start in… Read the full press release

Swissport now holds 100% of Aerocare, the leading ground handler in Australia/ New Zealand

Swissport now holds 100% of Aerocare, the leading ground handler in Australia/ New Zealand Swissport International Ltd. successfully concluded the acquisition of Aerocare with effect from March 7, 2018. The Swiss company, global market leader in ground and cargo handling, now holds 100% of the leading ground handler in Australia/ New Zealand. Opfikon, Switzerland, 2018-Mar-12… Read the full press release

Swissport to take over ground handling services for Ryanair at Berlin Schönefeld Airport and extends licenses for aircraft, baggage and cargo handling with the Brussels Airport Company

Swissport to take over ground handling services for Ryanair at Berlin Schönefeld Airport and extends licenses for aircraft, baggage and cargo handling with the Brussels Airport Company   Swissport wins Ryanair as a new customer at Berlin Schönefeld Airport and secures the ground handling license at Brussels Airport for another seven years until 2025. Opfikon,… Read the full press release

Swissport names Christoph Meier VP Head of Group Communications

Opfikon, Switzerland, 2017-Dec-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Christoph is an experienced corporate communications professional with a proven track record in leading global teams and internal and external partners. Christoph joins Swissport from Lufthansa Group, where he was Head of Communication Strategy & Planning, tasked with drafting the Group Communications agenda, integrated content planning and multi-channel… Read the full press release

Swissport’s operational activities in the Netherlands awarded with the IATA CEIV pharma certification

Opfikon, Switzerland, 2017-Jul-22 — /Travel PR News/ — With the increasing flow of Life Science & Healthcare shipments over the past few years, maintaining a stable and secure supply chain requires specific equipment, storage facilities, harmonized handling procedures and above all, strong cooperation among the cool chain partners. Swissport The Netherlands started to develop a dedicated… Read the full press release

Swissport to provide Interjet with ground handling services for Montreal and Toronto

Opfikon, Switzerland, 2017-Jul-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Swissport will provide Interjet with comprehensive ground handling services including passenger and ramp handling, baggage services, operations coordination and load control. Montreal services will inaugurate on 13 July 2017 with six weekly flights, and Toronto will follow shortly thereafter on 28 July 2017 with eight weekly departures…. Read the full press release

Swissport awarded several ISAGO certificates for different stations across its global network

Swissport awarded several ISAGO certificates for different stations across its global network   Opfikon, Switzerland, 2017-Jul-06 — /Travel PR News/ — The IATA Ground Handling Conference (IGHC) is the premier annual ground handling industry conference in the world. ​At this year’s edition, Swissport was handed over several ISAGO certificates for different stations across Swissport’s global… Read the full press release

Swissport Taking Action After Technical Breach in Credit Agreement

Financial Position Remains Strong; Has Sufficient Liquidity to Meet All Obligations Taking Action to Improve Group Capital Structure, Restructure Holding Companies Delays Publication of Full Year 2016 Audited Financial Statements; 2016 Trading Performance in Line with Expectations ZURICH, 2017-May-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Swissport Group (“Swissport” or “the Group”) today notified its lender group under… Read the full press release

Swissport renews multiple years agreement with easyJet

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… Read the full press release

Swissport announces the appointment of Luzius Wirth as CEO, UK and Ireland

Opfikon, Switzerland, 2017-Mar-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Luzius Wirth joined Swissport in 2012 and has since taken up various prominent leadership roles within the group and since 2014 he has held responsibility for Swissport’s Group Services. From June 2017, his new tasks will include a focus on further developing and expanding the regional organization, as… Read the full press release

Swissport forms new joint venture Swissport Cargo Services Graz to provide cargo services at Graz Airport in Austria

Opfikon, Switzerland, 2015-7-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Swissport Cargo Services Graz will provide comprehensive cargo services at Graz Airport in Austria. The newly formed joint venture will handle approximately 10.000 tonnes of air cargo per year for its customers – airlines and freight-forwarders. Clients at Graz Airport will benefit from further improved quality standards… Read the full press release

Swissport: The Executive Aviation FBO in Nice announced the appointment of Rochdi Touri as new FBO Director Swissport Executive Aviation

NICE, France, 2015-1-20 — /Travel PR News/ — The Executive Aviation FBO in Nice, part of Swissport Executive Aviation and a joint venture of Swissport International and Universal Weather and Aviation Inc. today announced the appointment of Rochdi Touri as new FBO Director Swissport Executive Aviation. Rochdi Touri will start in his new position effective… Read the full press release

Swissport becomes the first and so far only aviation service provider member of the German Aviation Association BDL

Opfikon, Switzerland, 2014-10-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Swissport International (Swissport) joins the German Aviation Association (BDL) as per January 1, 2015. Swissport is thus the first and so far only aviation service provider of BDL. With its accession, Swissport emphasizes its commitment to a strong aviation industry in Germany.   On October 15, 2014, the… Read the full press release

GH Team to take over Swissport’s ground handling activities in France

Opfikon, Switzerland, 2014-10-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Swissport France Holding SAS. and Servisair SAS, both part of the Swissport Group, the world’s leading provider of ground and cargo handling services to the aviation industry, announce the closing of its disposal of the ground handling activities in France to GH Team. The sale affects activities that… Read the full press release

Swissport divests its cargo business at Copenhagen Airport to WFS

Opfikon, Switzerland, 2014-9-1 — /Travel PR News/ — Swissport, the world’s leading provider of ground and cargo handling services to the aviation industry, and WFS (Worldwide Flight Services), ground and cargo handling provider at over 120 stations worldwide, signed a binding agreement regarding the divestment of Swissport ́s cargo business at Copenhagen Airport to WFS on 26th… Read the full press release

Swissport: EuroAirport Skyview Lounge at Basel-Mulhouse Airport awarded “Priority Pass European Lounge of the Year” for the fourth time

Opfikon, Switzerland, 2014-6-12 — /Travel PR News/ — EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg and Swissport International Ltd. (Swissport), the world’s leading provider of ground and cargo handling services to the aviation industry, today announced that the EuroAirport Skyview Lounge at Basel-Mulhouse Airport has been awarded “Priority Pass European Lounge of the Year” for the fourth time. Owned by EuroAirport and… Read the full press release