Swissport wins World Air Cargo Award for fourth successive year

Zurich, 6th June 2012 – Swissport International, the world’s leading provider of ground services to the aviation sector, has been voted Air Cargo Handling Agent of the Year for the fourth year in a row in the prestigious ACW World Air Cargo Awards.

The award is based upon the results of voting by readers of the newspaper Air Cargo Week, who were asked to rate companies according to service standards and quality; investment in people and technology; and scope of services provided. Swissport was presented with the award at a ceremony in Shanghai on 6th June.

John Batten, Executive Vice President of Global Cargo at Swissport Group, commented: “It is a great source of pride to win this award, particularly because it is the result of voting by our customers and other partners and members of the air cargo industry. Winning for the fourth year in a row demonstrates the consistency of our performance and is a real tribute to the dedication of our staff around the world, the quality of our services, and the focus we maintain to fulfil the needs and requirements of all customers and stakeholders.”

“I would also like to thank our customers for the support they have given during the year, and can reassure them that we will continue to work hard on delivering innovation, consistent high quality, and good-value services in order to earn and retain their business in this challenging and ever-competitive environment.”


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 180 stations in 37 countries on five continents, and generated consolidated operating revenue of CHF 1.7 billion in 2011. www.swissport.com