More ground handling options for Executive Private Jets in London

London-Zurich, August 30, 2001 - Metro Business Aviation Ltd. and Swissport UK Ltd. have signed a co-operation agreement for the handling of executive, business and corporate aircraft at London’s Heathrow Airport. The base will be known as Metro – Swissport Executive Aviation and will begin operations with immediate effect.

Swissport brings a vast array of ramp equipment and aircraft handling experience to the co-operation. Metro Business Aviation’s luxurious passenger and crew facilities, and unrivalled experience, will be their contribution to the co-operation.

"Both organisations are renowned world-wide for their high quality and efficient service, therefore making a perfect combination,” commented Mike Maguire, CEO of Swissport UK. The combination of these two organisations will provide a supreme level of service for private corporate aircraft upto and including B747s at Heathrow Airport.

The extremely motivated team of 20 dedicated and professional staff will be headed by Stan Adamson, who is also in charge of Swissport UK’s product delivery and quality standards.

The single most outstanding example of the service and quality level Metro-Swissport Executive Aviation offer are the dedicated lounges, located on the Southern side of the airport, and considered to be the best in London.

Currently, Swissport, a Swissair Group Company, operates at more than 130 stations in 25 countries all over the globe. Since January 2001 Swissport has started its own executive private aviation service, now present at 20 stations.

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