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

Lufthansa Group awards Swissport 5-year cargo handling contract at Brussels and Liège airports

Opfikon, Switzerland, 2020-Jan-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Swissport and Lufthansa signed a 5-year contract for cargo handling at Brussels and Liège airports. The agreement covers Brussels Airlines, Lufthansa and Austrian Airlines. At the end of December 2019, Swissport and Lufthansa Cargo renewed their agreement regarding cargo handling at Brussels and Liège airports. The agreement… Read the full press release

Swissport announces the appointment of Frank Mena as Chief Commercial Officer of Swissport Americas

Opfikon, Switzerland, 2019-Oct-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Swissport is pleased to announce that Frank Mena, Chief Commercial Officer of Swissport Americas, will take over from Dany Nasr as CEO Swissport North America. Dany Nasr is leaving the company. Frank Mena, Chief Commercial Officer of Swissport Americas, will take over from Dany Nasr as CEO Swissport… Read the full press release

Swissport launches Swissport Executive Aviation at Auckland Airport, New Zealand

Opfikon, Switzerland, 2019-Oct-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Swissport’s presence in the Asia-Pacific region has received another boost with the launch of Swissport Executive Aviation at Auckland Airport, New Zealand. The Executive Aviation brand is replacing Skycare, the former Fixed Base Operation (FBO) of Aerocare, and now connects with more than 90 airports and 25 countries… Read the full press release

Swissport introduces newly developed self-services kiosks at its cargo warehouses

Opfikon, Switzerland, 2019-Sep-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Swissport is speeding-up the air freight handling processes at its cargo warehouses by introducing newly developed self-services kiosks. The digital innovation reduces waiting times and increases the quality of the air freight documentation. Swissport has launched a global initiative to speed-up air freight handling processes at its cargo… Read the full press release

Swissport wins ground services license at 15 airports in Morocco

Opfikon, Switzerland, 2019-Sep-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Swissport International has won a license for ground services at 15 airports in Morocco. The new license is valid from 1 October 2019 and has a term of seven years. Swissport International has been awarded a license for 15 airports in a global tender for airport ground handling… Read the full press release

Swissport increased its revenue to EUR 1,526.0 million in the first half of 2019

Opfikon, Switzerland, 2019-Sep-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Swissport increased its revenue to EUR 1,526.0 million in the first half of 2019 compared to EUR 1,437.9 million in the first half of 2018 (plus 6.1%). The company’s revenue growth continued to be profitable with its operating EBITDA up 7.2% to EUR 121.9 million for the first… Read the full press release

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