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

Swissport and the 2nd largest Russian carrier Transaero Airlines sign five year Global Framework Agreement for worldwide ground handling services

Opfikon, Switzerland, 2014-6-3 — /Travel PR News/ — Swissport International (Swissport), the world’s leading provider of ground and cargo handling services to the aviation industry, and  Transaero Airlines (Transaero), the second largest Russian carrier, announce the signing of a five year Global Framework Agreement for worldwide ground handling services. Swissport received the “Preferred Supplier” status from Transaero. Both companies are looking forward… Read the full press release

Swissport plans to move load control services to its existing “Central Load Control” locations

Opfikon, Switzerland, 2014-5-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Swissport International Ltd. (Swissport), the world’s leading provider of ground and cargo handling services to the aviation industry, today announced its plan to increasingly move load control services to its existing “Central Load Control” (CLC) locations over the coming years. This will allow Swissport to further combine and raise… Read the full press release

George Best Belfast City Airport opens new and luxury lounge

Belfast, 2014-5-23 — /Travel PR News/ — All passengers travelling from George Best Belfast City Airport are invited to enjoy the comfort and luxury of the new ‘Aspire Lounge’, opened today by Dame Mary Peters. The lounge, which is operated by Swissport, formerly known as Servisair, further enhances the facilities at Belfast City Airport, which transports over… Read the full press release

Swissport signed divestment agreement with Aviator to get merger clearance for Servisair acquisition

Opfikon, Switzerland, 2014-04-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Yesterday, 10th April, Swissport and Aviator have signed a binding agreement regarding the divestment of the former Servisair ground handling business in Helsinki, London Gatwick, as well as Newcastle and the former Swissport ground handling business in Birmingham. The divestment had been imposed on Swissport by the EU Commission in order to get… Read the full press release

Swissport International sign multi-year ground handling contract with low-cost airline Germanwings

Opfikon, Switzerland, 2014-1-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — Swissport International (Swissport), the world’s largest provider of ground handling services for the aviation industry, and Germanwings, one of the most successful low-cost airlines in Europe, have signed a multi-year ground handling contract. In the context of this contract, Swissport commenced ground handling services for Germanwings at four locations, Birmingham, Geneva,… Read the full press release

Swissport announced Servisair acquisition from Derichebourg group completed

Swissport announced that the acquisition of Servisair from Derichebourg group has been completed today. On 2nd August Swissport announced that it had entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Servisair. Financial terms were not disclosed. All required regulatory approvals were obtained before closing. Opfikon, Switzerland, 2013-12-23 — /travelprnews.com/ — With the closing, Swissport, owned by PAI… Read the full press release

Swissport very concerned about delay of Ukrainian judicial system and silence on Governmental side

Highest Economic Court decision still pending UIA diluted Swissport’s shares in the meantime Government remains silent on protection of foreign investment 2013-09-12 — /travelprnews.com/ — The court appeal hearings at the Highest Economic Court keep being postponed, for the seventh time based on dubious reasons lastly on Friday, 30. August. In the meantime UIA (Ukrainian International… Read the full press release

Swissport International Ltd appointed Jean-Luc Payot new CEO Swissport Geneva

Swissport International Ltd, leading provider of ground and cargo services to the aviation sector, is introducing Jean-Luc Payot as new CEO Swissport Geneva with effect 1st September 2013. Jean-Luc Payot will take over responsibility as CEO at Swissport in Geneva from Michel Glorieux, who will leave the company end of August to pursue new challenges outside… Read the full press release

Swissport announced it will acquire Servisair from the French Derichebourg SA

2013-08-02— /travelprnews.com/ — Customers will benefit from the combined operational excellence and consistent service quality worldwide Swissport and the French Derichebourg SA today announced they have signed a definitive agreement under which Swissport will acquire Servisair from the French Derichebourg SA. In this context Swissport has secured appropriate financing for the acquisition by issuing and successfully… Read the full press release

Nils Pries Knudsen appointed Swissport International Head of Global Cargo Services

2013-07-17 — /travelprnews.com/ — Nils P. Knudsen is bringing over 30 years of international logistics and transport industry experience and a proven track record. He joined Swissport International in January 2009 as Senior Vice President Cargo – Europe, and will maintain this role until further notice. Before joining Swissport Nils had various senior positions with SAS… Read the full press release

Ground services operator Swissport regrets that trade unions CC.OO, UGT and USO at Spanish airports employ pressure rather than finding consensus

2013-06-28 — /travelprnews.com/ — Swissport, the largest independent operator of ground services to the aviation industry, regrets the industrial action called for by the trade unions CC.OO, UGT and USO at various Spanish airports, which it considers to be the result of the unions preferring pressure to consensus. After hours of negotiations until late on the… Read the full press release

Swissport court appeal hearing at the Highest Economic Court in Kiev, Ukraine postponed

The court appeal hearing at the Highest Economic Court in Kiev, Ukraine that was scheduled for today was postponed and will only take place in two weeks. Swissport had appealed to the Highest Economic Court mid of April after having lost its business in the Ukraine to UIA (Ukrainian International Airlines) with a court decision… Read the full press release

Brussels Airport reports positive growth in May in spite of the strike at Swissport

2013-06-12 — /travelprnews.com/ — Brussels Airport reports positive growth in May in spite of the strike at Swissport Passengers In May Brussels Airport welcomed 1,719,561 passengers, making it the third month in a row with positive growth after the slight dip in January and February. Passenger numbers were up 0.7% in May in spite of the… Read the full press release

The State Secretary for Mobility and Brussels Airport Decided to take Compulsory measures to restore the operations at Brussels Airport

2013-05-17 — /travelprnews.com/ — The State Secretary for Mobility and Brussels Airport have decided in mutual consultation to take a number of compulsory measures to restore operations at Brussels Airport. On Wednesday evening the trade unions and the Executive Board of Swissport agreed a protocol agreement, signed by the social mediator. In spite of this agreement,… Read the full press release