Swissport Expands Network in Saudi Arabia, Adds Al-Ula Airport

(IN SHORT) Swissport International AG continues its growth strategy in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia by adding Al-Ula Airport (ULH) to its network, marking the company’s sixth airport in the country. The inaugural flight serviced by Swissport was a Royal Jordanian flight from Queen Alia International Airport in Amman, Jordan. Swissport will provide passenger services… Read the full press release

Swissport’s Flower Corridor: A Sustainable Valentine’s Day Journey for Fresh Roses

(IN SHORT) As Valentine’s Day approaches, Swissport’s innovative Flower Corridor takes center stage in the global flower export industry, ensuring the safe and efficient transportation of over 9,000 tons of fresh roses from the Kenyan highlands to Europe. With a focus on sustainability, Swissport’s cold-chain initiative not only guarantees the freshness and extended shelf life… Read the full press release

Swissport Achieves Strong Volume Growth in Post-Pandemic Travel Surge

(IN SHORT) In 2023, Swissport International AG reported significant volume growth in response to the recovery in global air traffic and trade. The group handled 3.9 million flights, a 15.3% increase, and served 232 million airline passengers, marking a 24.6% growth. Despite labor shortages and global challenges, Swissport provided reliable ground operations at nearly 300… Read the full press release

oneworld Alliance Unveils First Branded Airport Lounge in Seoul

(IN SHORT) The oneworld® Alliance has introduced its inaugural fully branded dedicated airport lounge in Seoul, located in Terminal 1 of Incheon International Airport. This marks a significant milestone as oneworld celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2024. Collaborating with Swissport and ASPIRE Airport Lounges, the spacious oneworld lounge spans 555 square meters and can accommodate… Read the full press release

oneworld Launches Its First Branded Lounge in Partnership with ASPIRE at Incheon Airport

(IN SHORT) oneworld, the global airline alliance, introduced its inaugural branded lounge at Incheon Airport in Seoul in December 2023, marking its entry into the airport lounge sector. The 555m² lounge, a collaboration with ASPIRE, Swissport’s airport hospitality brand, offers 148 seats and provides a sophisticated travel experience for oneworld Emerald and Sapphire passengers, as… Read the full press release

Frank Dobbelsteijn Appointed as Swissport’s Global Head of Operations

(IN SHORT) Swissport International AG has appointed Frank Dobbelsteijn as its Global Head of Operations, effective from January 1, 2024. With over 30 years of experience in various senior roles in the aviation and logistics sectors, Dobbelsteijn will be responsible for aligning Swissport’s operational priorities with its strategic goals, focusing on safety, reliability, customer-centricity, and… Read the full press release

Swissport Extends Operational License for Skyview Lounge at EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse with ASPIRE Upgrade

(IN SHORT) Swissport has secured an extension of its operational license for the prestigious Skyview Lounge at EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse, valid until 2030. In a competitive tender, Swissport presented an investment and refurbishment plan, elevating the lounge experience with its renowned ASPIRE brand. The comprehensive renovation will introduce distinct lounge segments, including Skycafé for a cozy… Read the full press release

Swissport Expands Operations in Australia with New Air Cargo Handling Services at Sydney Airport

(IN SHORT) Swissport International AG, a global leader in airport ground services and air cargo handling, has launched air cargo handling operations at Sydney Airport, Australia. This expansion into the cargo segment is part of Swissport’s growth strategy in the Asia Pacific region and complements its successful ground services business. Swissport has been actively pursuing… Read the full press release

Swissport and ASYAD Announce Strategic Partnership to Boost Saudi Arabian Aviation Ground Services

(IN SHORT) Swissport International AG and Saudi ASYAD Holding have entered into binding agreements for the sale of a 49 percent stake in Swissport Saudi Arabia to ASYAD. This partnership aims to drive the development and growth of Saudi Arabia’s aviation ground services sector in alignment with the country’s Vision 2030 initiative. Swissport plans to… Read the full press release

Belfast City Airport Hosts Jobs Fair to Fill 30 Vacancies in Collaboration with Commercial Partners

(IN SHORT) Belfast City Airport, in partnership with its commercial and operational associates, is set to host a Jobs Fair on November 7th, aiming to recruit around 30 individuals to fill various roles across the airport site. Renowned companies like Caffè Nero, Mitie, World Duty Free, Swissport, and WH Smith are seeking candidates for roles… Read the full press release

Swissport to Contest Ramp Handling Tender Rankings to Protect Alitalia Employees and Investments

Zurich, Switzerland, 2023-Oct-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Swissport is prepared to contest the award rankings and is fully committed to pursuing legal remedies to safeguard the interests of over 2,300 former Alitalia employees and the considerable investments the company. Swissport is dismayed to learn of the preliminary ranking list of the ramp handling tender… Read the full press release

Swissport Secures Air Malta Ground Handling Contract at London Heathrow Terminal 4

London, UK, 2023-Sep-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Swissport has won Air Malta’s ground handling business at London Heathrow’s prestigious Terminal 4. The contract with Air Malta marks a significant milestone in Swissport’s strategy to increase its presence at one of the world’s busiest airports. The new contract between Swissport and Air Malta covers a… Read the full press release

Swissport Kenya Chosen as Ground Services Partner for IndiGo’s African Debut at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport

Zurich, Switzerland, 2023-Aug-09 — /Travel PR News/ — For its first destination in Africa, IndiGo has picked Swissport Kenya for airport ground services at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO). The agreement with India’s largest airline covers complete ramp handling and passenger services including ticketing, check-in, passenger mobility, and aviation security. At Jomo Kenyatta International Airport… Read the full press release

Swissport to Provide Ground Services for Royal Jordanian Airlines at Major Saudi Airports

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, 2023-Aug-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Royal Jordanian Airlines has selected Swissport to provide airport ground services at four airports across Saudi Arabia: King Abdulaziz International Airport (JED), King Fahd International Airport (DMM), Prince Mohammad Bin Abdulaziz International Airport (MED), and King Khalid International Airport (RUH). The contract, signed with Swissport Saudi… Read the full press release

Swissport Strengthens Leadership in US and Canada with New CEO and Chief People Officer Appointments

Zurich, Switzerland, 2023-Jul-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Swissport appoints new leaders for the US and Canada. Nelson Camacho becomes CEO for the region. He will be driving Swissport’s development in one of its largest, most important markets. Stacey Brown starts as regional Chief People Officer. Nelson Camacho, formerly the company’s Chief Operating Officer for… Read the full press release

Swissport Cyprus Extends Contract with British Airways for Airport Ground Services at Larnaca International Airport

Larnaca, Cyprus, 2023-Jul-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Swissport Cyprus secured a contract extension with its long-standing partner, British Airways, for airport ground services at Larnaca International Airport (LCA). The contract, which dates to 2008, covers complete airport ground services. Swissport also offers lounge hospitality for airline’s passengers at Larnaca’s airport. Swissport, the largest airport… Read the full press release

Swissport appoints new CEO for UK & Ireland region and Chief Commercial Officer for the Americas

Effective 1 April 2023, Karen Cox was appointed CEO for the UK & Ireland region. Andres Diez takes on the role of Chief Commercial Officer for the Americas Zurich, Switzerland, 2023-Apr-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Swissport, the world’s leading aviation services company, makes two key changes to its executive team. Karen Cox, formerly Global… Read the full press release

Swissport’s Award-Winning Aspire Brand Opens Second Airport Lounge at Helsinki-Vantaa Airport, Offering Travelers a Relaxing and Elegant Pre-Flight Experience

Helsinki, Finland, 2023-Feb-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Swissport opened the doors of its second airport lounge at Helsinki-Vantaa Airport (HEL) in Finland under its award-winning Aspire brand. The facility complements an existing lounge, which has been operating at Helsinki Airport since 2014. Dubbed Lounge 13, a nod to its location next to gate 13,… Read the full press release

Swissport Expands African Network with New Ground Services at Mombasa’s Moi International Airport

Mombasa, Kenya, 2023-Jan-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Swissport is adding Mombasa, Kenya, to its growing African network. With the new presence at Mombasa’s Moi International Airport (MBA), Swissport is now offering aviation ground services at 31 airports across Africa. In Kenya, Swissport has been supporting airlines in Nairobi since 1997 where it also operates… Read the full press release

Swissport selects BCW as Global PR Partner to Boost Communications Strategy

Zurich, Switzerland, 2023-Jan-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Swissport has appointed BCW as its first multi-disciplinary, global partner for PR, Public Affairs and Crisis Communications. In close collaboration with local teams, Swissport Group Communications and BCW Switzerland will coordinate the partnership from Zurich, where Swissport International AG is headquartered. Swissport, the world’s leading aviation services… Read the full press release

Swissport Kenya named Best in Ground Handling and Best in Cargo Warehousing at the 2022 Aviation Business Excellence Awards (ABEA) in Nairobi

Nairobi, Kenya, 2022-Nov-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Swissport was named Best in Ground Handling and Best in Cargo Warehousing at the annual Aviation Business Excellence Awards in Nairobi, Kenya. In addition, the global leader in aviation ground services was voted second in the Overall Winner category. In Kenya, with some 490 employees Swissport offers… Read the full press release

Swissport to handle ground services for WestJet operations in Hawaii

Zurich, Switzerland, 2022-Nov-09 — /Travel PR News/ — WestJet and Swissport are expanding their cooperation in Hawaii. The Canadian airline now relies on Swissport’s ground services at all four destinations it serves on the islands. The expansion also brings the addition of a new airport to Swissport’s vast and growing global network: Kona Airport on… Read the full press release

Swissport extends air cargo handling services for Lufthansa and Swiss International Air Lines at five Spanish airports

Zurich, Switzerland, 2022-Oct-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Swissport in Spain has extended its long-standing partnership with Lufthansa Cargo for another five years. The cooperation includes air cargo handling services for Lufthansa and Swiss International Air Lines at five Spanish airports. Lufthansa Cargo will continue to rely on Swissport’s air cargo services in Spain. Under… Read the full press release

Swissport starts ground handling business at Milan-Linate Airport

Zurich, Switzerland, 2022-Oct-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Just 12 weeks after starting up operations at Rome-Fiumicino airport in Italy’s capital, Swissport is starting operations at Milan Linate, adding another leading European business hub to its vast and growing network. Swissport will provide passenger services from 1 October. Further expansion in Italy is planned. Swissport… Read the full press release

Swissport International the only global aviation ground services company to contribute to TIACA’s BlueSky Program

Zurich, Switzerland, 2022-Sep-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Swissport International is a launching partner and the only global aviation ground services company to contribute to the BlueSky Program, the recently launched sustainability verification initiative by TIACA, The International Air Cargo Association. Just a week after announcing far-reaching ESG-targets, Swissport affirms its ambition as the sector… Read the full press release

Swissport extends ground and air cargo handling services to Hong Kong Airlines in Japan

Zurich, Switzerland, 2022-Sep-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Swissport and Hong Kong Airlines are extending their long-standing partnership in Japan until 2025. The cooperation covers services at Kansai Airport near Osaka and at Tokyo’s Narita International Airport. Swissport Japan has been providing airport ground services and air cargo handling to Hong Kong Airlines since July… Read the full press release

Swissport and Hong Kong Airlines extend partnership for two airports in Japan until 2025

Zurich, Switzerland, 2022-Sep-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Swissport and Hong Kong Airlines are extending their long-standing partnership in Japan until 2025. The cooperation covers services at Kansai Airport near Osaka and at Tokyo’s Narita International Airport. Swissport Japan has been providing airport ground services and air cargo handling to Hong Kong Airlines since July… Read the full press release

Swissport to reduce its CO2 emissions by at least 42 percent by 2032

Zurich, Switzerland, 2022-Sep-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Swissport International AG has set extensive goals for the de-carbonization of its operations, waste management and circularity, and for diversity and inclusion among its people. The new ESG agenda will be aligned with its ambitious growth plan and will at the same time support its long-term development… Read the full press release

Swissport welcomes Dave Lynch as Group Chief Information Officer

Zurich, Switzerland, 2022-Sep-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Swissport has appointed Dave Lynch as Group Chief Information Officer and member of the Executive Leadership Team. He will assume his duties shortly, with the exact starting date still to be agreed between him and his current employer. Fewer market clusters and new regional responsibilities in Europe…. Read the full press release

Swissport extends airport ground services and air cargo handling with Air Tanzania

Zurich, Switzerland, 2022-Sep-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Swissport and Air Tanzania have extended their partnership at the airline’s Dar es Salaam home base for two more years until 2024. Swissport has been providing airport ground services and air cargo handling to Air Tanzania since early 2020. Air Tanzania has been relying on Swissport for… Read the full press release