Change in the Group Executive Management of Swissport International

Swissport International Ltd., the leading provider of ground services to the aviation industry, today announced that John Batten, Executive Vice President Cargo Services and member of the Group Executive Management of Swissport International, will step down from his position effective 31st August 2013 to pursue new opportunities.

John Batten joined Swissport from Qatar Airways in August 2008, taking over the position of Executive Vice President Cargo Services. “His contribution has been pivotal to the success of the Swissport’s Cargo Division”, says Per H. Utnegaard, Group President & CEO of Swissport International. “Swissport is very grateful for John ́s dedication and exceptional contribution over the past five years”.

John Batten will not leave the company until 31st August to ensure a smooth transition of responsibilities. A successor will be announced in due course.


Swissport International Ltd. provides ground services for around 118 million passengers and 3.5 million tonnes of cargo a year on behalf of some 650 client-companies in the aviation sector. With a workforce of around 40,000 personnel, Swissport is active at 192 stations in 38 countries on five continents, and generates annual consolidated operating revenue of CHF 1.9 billion. www.swissport.com


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Phone: +41 43 812 49 69

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