Nice/Zurich, January 3, 2001 Swissport International Ltd. is gathering its French-based ground handling activities under the name Swissport France. The new structure takes effect as of January 1. Jan Tindemans has been named President and CEO of Swissport France.
The amalgamation of activities of Air Littoral Assistance, Swissair Ground Services and Eurohandling (cargo partnership) under the umbrella of Swissport France represents the onset of a phase of expansion by one of the leading ground handling companies in France.
Swissport France currently handles a volume of some 40,000 flights and 2.8 million passengers a year at the airports of Lyon, Marseilles, Montpellier, Nice, Paris (Charles de Gaulle) and Toulouse.