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Swissport Saudi Arabia Commences Ground Handling Services for Scoot (A subsidiary of Singapore Airlines) at King Abdulaziz International Airport / Jeddah

Swissport Saudi Arabia, (a subsidiary of Swissport International; the world’s leading provider of ground and air cargo services to the aviation industry), has today commenced ground handling services for Scoot. Scoot is a low-cost carrier based in Singapore and a wholly owned subsidiary of Singapore Airlines, with three weekly flights from Singapore to Jeddah.

Swissport will provide Scoot with comprehensive ground handling services, ranging from passenger and ramp handling, to operations coordination and load control; all the way to station supervision and administration.

Swissport was awarded the ground handling servicing contract following a rigorous three-month tender process, during which the company convincingly demonstrated to Scoot its commitment to the highest industry standards and its thoroughly professional approach.

Arriving on the first Scoot flight being serviced by Swissport Saudi Arabia was the Chief Executive Officer of Scoot, Mr. Campbell Wilson who stated, “Swissport is globally recognized as a leader in the provision of ground services and we are excited about this partnership which comes in line with the commencement of our operations at the King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah. We look forward to a long-term relationship and smooth operations.”

The Chief Executive Officer of Swissport Saudi Arabia, Mr. Thomas Bommer added, “Our new partnership with Scoot is a milestone for us, as it brings with it our officially entry into the promising ground handling market in Saudi Arabia.”  Mr. Bommer added, “We look forward to a long term partnership with Scoot and will do our utmost to support them during the launch of their new route.”

  

Swissport International Ltd. provides ground services for around 230 million passengers and handles 4.1 million tonnes of cargo a year on behalf of some 835 client-companies in the aviation sector. With a workforce of around 61,000 personnel, Swissport is active at more than 290 stations in 48 countries across five continents, and generates consolidated operating revenue of CHF 3.0 billion. www.swissport.com

Scoot™, the low-cost, medium-haul arm of the Singapore Airlines Group, has carried six million guests since taking to the skies in June 2012. The world’s first all 787 Dreamliner fleet operates between Singapore and Sydney, Gold Coast, Bangkok, Taipei, Tokyo, Tianjin, Shenyang, Nanjing, Qingdao, Seoul, Hong Kong, Perth, Osaka, Kaohsiung, Hangzhou, Melbourne, Guangzhou and soon Jeddah. Scoot provides – in addition to fantastic value airfares – a safe, reliable and contemporary travel experience with a unique attitude – Scootitude™. Offering amenities including on-board Wi-Fi Internet connectivity and in-seat power and the ability to redeem and accrue Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer miles, Scoot was voted 2015-16 Best Low Cost Airline (Asia/Pacific) by AirlineRatings.com and ranked in the Top 10 of the World’s Best Low-Cost Airlines in 2015 by Skytrax. Scoot is passionate about changing the way people travel long distance. Book your tickets at FlyScoot.com or contact our Call Centre. Find out more on FlyScoot.com, Facebook.com/FlyScoot, Instagram.com/FlywithScoot or Weibo.com/Flyscoot

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