Swissport Cargo Services continues to grow in Amsterdam

Zurich, 3rd August 2012 - Swissport International, the world’s leading provider of ground services for the aviation sector, has secured two additional major cargo customers at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, following several successes already this year.

From this month, Swissport Cargo Services will begin cargo handling for Air China’s daily B747-400 freighters into and out of Amsterdam, and will also begin handling the trucked freight movements at Schiphol for Turkish Airlines, before also taking over the handling of Turkish Airlines’ flown cargo volumes at Amsterdam Schiphol from September.

John Batten, Executive Vice President for Global Cargo at Swissport International, commented: “We are very pleased to begin working with these two quality airlines at Schiphol, and to continue growing in the important Amsterdam market. These new partnerships will provide a further significant boost to our volumes and consolidate our position in Amsterdam.”

Jos Roeven, Managing Director for Swissport Cargo Services in The Netherlands, commented: “We look forward to serving these two important air cargo customers and applying our world-class processes to help maximise the efficiency of their cargo handling operations at Schiphol. These wins are a culmination of several months of hard and successful work by our team at Amsterdam, and we will strive to fulfill and exceed their expectations and continue to improve our performance.”

The addition of Turkish Airlines and Air China follow a dozen other customer wins for Swissport Cargo Services at Amsterdam this year, including the world’s largest air cargo carrier Korean Airlines.


Swissport International Ltd provides ground services for around 108 million passengers and 3.2 million tonnes of cargo a year (the latter using 98 warehouses with a total floor area of over 350,000 square metres) on behalf of some 650 client-companies in the aviation sector. With a workforce of around 35,000 personnel, Swissport is active at 187 stations in 38 countries on five continents, and generated consolidated operating revenue of CHF 1.7 billion in 2011. www.swissport.com