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

Swissport to handle ground services for Qantas in Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra

Opfikon, Switzerland, 2020-Dec-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Swissport has been appointed by Qantas as its preferred partner for ground services at Australia’s busiest airports in Sydney and Melbourne, as well as Canberra Airport, which serves the nation’s capital. The 5-year agreement was reached after a rigorous tender process and will cover up to 70,000… Read the full press release

Swissport adds Al-Qassim International Airport, Saudi Arabia to its growing network in the Middle East

Opfikon, Switzerland, 2020-Nov-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Swissport International has added Al-Qassim to its growing network in the Middle East. Last week, a first flight of Pakistan International Airlines has been handled successfully at Prince Naïf Bin Abdulaziz International Airport (ELQ) in Central Saudi Arabia. With the handling of a first Pakistan International Airlines… Read the full press release

Swissport Cargo Services Germany starts operations at its brand new 17,000 sqm facility at Frankfurt Airport

Opfikon, Switzerland, 2020-Nov-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Swissport has opened a brand-new air cargo facility at Frankfurt Airport today (02.11.2020). The 17,000 sqm warehouse with an integrated Swissport Pharma Center is equipped with state-of-the-art handling technology and has direct tarmac access. An automated material handling system ensures efficient air cargo handling and storage while… Read the full press release

Swissport to receive approximately $170 million under Federal CARES Act

Opfikon, Switzerland, 2020-Jul-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Swissport North America Inc. and the U.S. Department of the Treasury have signed an agreement under the U.S. Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The agreement provides Swissport with approximately 170 million US dollars of additional funds for payroll support during the disruption that the… Read the full press release

Swissport announces solid 2019 result with 4.7 percent year-on-year revenue growth

Opfikon, Switzerland, 2020-Apr-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Swissport achieved an operating EBITDA of 272.3 million euros in 2019, roughly on par with the previous year result of 273.2 million euros. The group’s revenue from operating activities increased to 3.13 billion euros, up 4.7 percent from 2.99 billion euros in 2018. With revenue of 3.13… Read the full press release

Swissport to track and monitor Unit Load Devices with Bluetooth technology

Opfikon, Switzerland, 2020-Feb-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Swissport will work with Unilode and Descartes to track and monitor Unit Load Devices (ULD) using Bluetooth technology at its cargo warehouses. The cargo handling division will equip its 115 cargo warehouses with tracking sensors during 2020. During 2020, Swissport will rig its cargo warehouses with Bluetooth… Read the full press release

Swissport opens airport lounge under its Aspire brand at Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport

Opfikon, Switzerland, 2020-Feb-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Swissport is further expanding its airport lounge business in Canada. Today (14 February 2020), the Swiss market leader for airport ground services and air cargo handling opened its 49th airport lounge under its Aspire brand at Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport. Swissport opened its fifth airport lounge in… Read the full press release

Swissport to handle Air Tanzania’s entire hub operation at Dar es Salaam and Kilimanjaro airports

Opfikon, Switzerland, 2020-Jan-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Air Tanzania has commissioned Swissport to handle their entire hub operation at the airports of Dar es Salaam and Kilimanjaro. The new agreement includes a comprehensive service catalogue for Airport Ground Services, Air Cargo Handling and Aviation Security. Swissport, the global leader in airport ground services and… Read the full press release

Swissport to launch its first cargo business in Australia with the signing of lease agreement at Melbourne Airport

Opfikon, Switzerland, 2020-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Swissport’s large-scale launch of its first cargo business in Australia is officially underway following the signing of a lease agreement for a brand-new air cargo facility at Melbourne Airport, with other locations to be announced early this year. Swissport has signed an initial seven-year lease on a… Read the full press release