Swissport Kazakhstan starts ground handling operations at Astana International Airport

Swissport Kazakhstan LLP (Swissport Kazakhstan) announced the start of passenger handling operations at Astana International Airport in Kazakhstan on 1 October 2015. Together with Astana International Airport and AMG, the trust management company for the chain of airports in Kazakhstan, Swissport Kazakhstan will jointly raise the quality of ground handling services to international standards.

The basis for this cooperation is the Government of Kazakhstan´s wish to advance and upgrade its airports and ground services to make them compliant with international regulations, and to prepare them for the EXPO 2017 in Astana. During an official ceremony on 14 September 2015, Swissport Kazakhstan and JSC “Astana International Airport” signed an agreement that both parties will jointly develop ground handling operations at Astana International Airport.

Astana International Airport will benefit from the health and safety know-how, seasoned staff training methods and standardized processes Swissport Kazakhstan will implement. With the start of operations, Swissport Kazakhstan provides passenger handling services to the airport and is prepared to expand its service portfolio to other ground handling services needed.

Claude Badan, General Director Airport Management Group LLP (AMG) commented: “We are very much looking forward to the cooperation with Swissport Kazakhstan, and are convinced that Astana International Airport will profit from the international experience and high quality levels Swissport Kazakhstan brings to our airport.”

Vladimir Semenchenko, CEO Swissport Kazakhstan and Vice President CIS Countries Swissport International: “We are pleased to jointly develop the market of ground handling services at Astana Airport. The Kazakh market offers great potential, and together with AMG we have the perfect set-up to strive for meeting international standards when it comes to ground services.”