Swissport Executive Aviation Nice rated ‘3rd’ of the Top FBOs

Swissport Executive Aviation Nice, part of Swissport International Ltd., has been voted 3rd of the top FBOs (fixed-base operators) in Europe, Middle East, Russia and Africa by readers of ‘European Business Air News’, in recognition of the excellent ground handling services it provides to the international community of operators and executives who use private or corporate jets.

The vote forms part of the leading industry magazine’s annual reader survey and is one of the most highly regarded indicators of quality within the executive aviation services sector.

In a carefully controlled voting process, aircraft owners, chief pilots and operations managers were asked to rate ‘fixed-base operator’ (FBO) companies, handlers and agents on the basis of their facilities, service, staff and value. Swissport Executive Aviation’s Nice/Cote d’Azur Airport facility was rated the third best among a total of 323 facilities in Europe, Middle East, Russia and Africa assessed.

Rebecca Durrer-Bolle, Global Sales Director for Swissport Executive Aviation & PrivatPort, commented: “We are extremely pleased to receive this recognition from our customers, reflecting the efforts that our staff and partners in Nice have made to meet and respond to customers’ needs. Despite the challenging market environment, we recorded a 32% increase in flights last year, which we believe reflects the trust that our customers place in our organisation.”

Swissport Executive Aviation & PrivatPort provide exclusive ground handling services to the international community of operators and executives who utilise private or corporate jets, at 66 stations worldwide. The mission is to make arrivals, stopovers and departures as convenient and smooth as possible for passengers and crew, providing a customised spectrum of aircraft care services.

“The skills, personality and commitment of our staff and the special attention they pay to our customers are key elements of our success. It is our demand to continuously improve this good work and the excellent communication with our customers. Understanding their needs helps us to keep improving the services we deliver.”

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