Swissport International Ltd. wins license for Ground Handling in Oman at Muscat International Airport
Swissport International Ltd. was awarded with the 2nd Ground Handling license in Oman by Oman Airport Management Company (OAMC). The concession period spans 10 years with a targeted start-up date before the end of the first quarter in 2017.
During an intense four month selection process carried out by Oman Airport Management Company (OAMC) Swissport not only demonstrated its commitment to establish a presence in Oman, but also displayed its professional approach to improve passenger services at Muscat Airport in the Sultanate of Oman. With the new Muscat airport terminal opening, there is likely to be a passenger growth between five and ten per cent with people travelling from Russia and other European countries. They now can rely on the services Swissport will be offering.
Sheikh Aimen al Hosni, Chief Executive Officer at Oman Airport Management Company (OAMC), is convinced: “The Muscat Airport will position the Sultanate as a modern and attractive hub for travelers transiting through the region”. And Mark Skinner, Senior Vice President Ground Handling Middle East and Africa, says: “Swissport is particularly proud of being selected to contribute to the further development at Muscat International Airport with Oman being the second GCC country in which Swissport will operate following the start-up in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in May 2016”.
Swissport International Ltd. provides ground services for around 230 million passengers and handles 4.1 million tonnes of cargo a year on behalf of some 835 client-companies in the aviation sector. With a workforce of around 61,000 personnel, Swissport is active at more than 280 stations in 48 countries across five continents, and generates consolidated operating revenue of CHF 3.0 billion. www.swissport.com