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Swissport and Swiss WorldCargo extend strategic cooperation until 2020

Swissport International and Swiss WorldCargo will continue their strategic handling partnership until 2020. The newly signed agreement extends the successful long-term cooperation between Swissport and the air cargo division of Swiss International Air Lines for another five years.

Swissport Cargo Services offers award-winning Cargo Handling at more than 109 airports worldwide, and handles in excess of 4.1 million tonnes annually. The cooperation with Swiss WorldCargo includes 35 stations across the globe and the annual handling of some 130,000 tonnes of cargo and mail.

According to the renewed agreement, any additional requirement by Swiss WorldCargo for its stations around the globe will be handled smoothly and efficiently. Both partners will further focus on innovative handling solutions to speed up the acceptance and clearance of air cargo shipments for the benefit of the involved industry.

Oliver Evans, Chief Cargo Officer at Swiss International Air Lines, on the extension of the cooperation: Global leadership in quality and reliability are at the heart of our strategy and customer promise. We pride ourselves on the performance standards of the airline itself, but as we have outsourced all ground handling activities, one of our most important decisions is the selection of our partners, and the commitment we jointly make to what European politicians call ever closer union. In the service industry this means that we truly live partnership. Our long-standing commitment to working with Swissport on a global basis is a testament to the mutual benefits of this strategy.

Nils Pries Knudsen, Executive Vice President Global Cargo Services at Swissport: We have been working very closely with Swiss WorldCargo for many years, and are very proud of the trust we have earned. We are very much looking forward to continuing our cooperation, and potentially extend it.

Swiss WorldCargo is the airfreight division of Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS). Headquartered at Zurich Airport, Swiss WorldCargo offers a comprehensive range of logistics solutions for transporting high-value and care-intensive consignments to some 130 destinations in over 80 countries. Its extensive network of air cargo services is supplemented by daily truck connections between key business centres. As a reliable and innovative service provider within the Lufthansa Group, Swiss WorldCargo is committed to delivering consistently Swiss quality to its airfreight customers, and makes a substantial contribution to SWISS’s overall profitability. For more information, please visit www.swissworldcargo.com.

Swissport International Ltd. provides ground services for around 229 million passengers and handles 4.1 million tonnes of cargo a year on behalf of some 700 client-companies in the aviation sector. With a workforce of around 60,000 personnel, Swissport is active at more than 270 stations in 48 countries across five continents, and generates consolidated operating revenue of CHF 3.0 billion. www.swissport.com

Christian Wyss, Head of Procurement SWISS WorldCargo, Ruedi Steiner, SVP Global Cargo Sales & Account Management Swissport Int., Nils P. Knudsen, EVP Global Cargo Services Swissport Int., Oliver Evans, Chief Cargo Officer SWISS Int.

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