Swissport signs new contracts with TNT and Icelandair in Belgium

Zurich, 14th July, 2011 – Swissport International, the world’s leading provider of cargo services to the aviation sector, has sealed renewal contracts with TNT and Icelandair covering their ground handling at Liège Airport for the next 3 years.

Following completion of the negotiations Swissport is pleased to announce that two major airlines chose to renew their contracts with Swissport for its cargo services. Both airlines, TNT and Icelandair have extended their contracts for another three years.

Patrick Minsart, General Manager at Swissport Belgium was delighted with the signing of the new contracts. “Extending our cooperation with TNT and Icelandair is confirmation and recognition of our progress in Belgium. We enjoy a strong position throughout the world, and it is great to see that our clients appreciate the quality and devotion of our people here in Belgium and that makes me proud,” says Minsart.

Swissport is already active in cargo handling at Brussels Airport, Antwerp and the airport of Liège since 1990 and is recognised both globally and locally for its quality of service and relationship with its customers, staff, and other stakeholders.

Swissport International Ltd provides ground services for around 100 million passengers and 3.2 million tonnes of cargo a year (the latter using 98 warehouses with a total floor area of over 360,000 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 184 stations in 36 countries on five continents, and generated consolidated operating revenue of CHF 1.7 billion in 2010. www.swissport.com