Rudolf Steiner joins Swissport again

Swissport Cargo Services will strengthen its Middle East & Asia region with the appointment of a new Senior Vice-President

Zurich, October 14, 2008 – Swissport International, the world’s leading provider of ground handling services for the air transport sector, has appointed Rudolf Steiner as Senior Vice President Middle East and Asia within its Cargo Services. He assumes his duties on <nobr>November 1.</nobr>

Rudolf Steiner (46) joined the airfreight industry in 1985 and has acquired valuable experience and market knowledge by working in various capacities for airlines, forwarders and handling companies. Ruedi Steiner comes to Swissport from Cargologic, where he has served as EVP Marketing and Sales. He knows Swissport very well as he was with the company from 2005 until earlier this year as SVP Global Sales & Key Account Management in the Cargo division and initially helped to build up the freight business with a remarkable success.

John Batten, Executive Vice President Global Cargo, is very pleased with the reassignment of Ruedi Steiner: “We are delighted to have Ruedi back in the Cargo division where he will be responsible for developing our network in the Middle East and Asia and be a key contributor to the management team”.

Swissport International Ltd., which is owned by Ferrovial, a leading European infrastructure and service corporation based in Spain, provides ground services for over 70 million passengers and 3.5 million tonnes of cargo a year on behalf of some 650 client companies. With its workforce of around 30 000 personnel, Swissport is active at 178 airports in 42 countries on five continents, and generated consolidated operating revenue of CHF 1.9 billion (EUR 1.3 billion or USD 1.8 billion) last year. /