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Swissport UK Ltd apologises to any passengers who were inconvenienced by delays in baggage reclaim late on Saturday (26th) night and early Sunday (27th) morning. Following a sustained period of consistent baggage handling throughout the day on what is traditionally, the busiest day of the year, our service levels dropped on inbound flights from 2245 until the early hours of Sunday morning due to a level of off schedule aircraft activity. Despite having already increased our resources to support the off schedule activity we were still unable to fully accommodate the handling of off-schedule arriving aircraft during this period. This resulted in the long baggage delivery times experienced by passengers. Service levels returned to normal throughout Sunday following this late night / early morning period and has continued throughout today. Swissport will continue to work closely with all its business partners to minimise any inconvenience to passengers during any times of future schedule disruption
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Swissport International (Swissport), the world’s leading provider of ground and cargo handling services to the aviation industry, was awarded “Air Cargo Handling Agent of the Year 2014” by “Air Cargo Week”. The readers acknowledged Swissport’s efforts to satisfy the needs of cargo customers by conferring this highly regarded decoration to the company for the sixth consecutive year.
EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg and Swissport International Ltd. (Swissport), the world’s leading provider of ground and cargo handling services to the aviation industry, today announced that the EuroAirport Skyview Lounge at Basel-Mulhouse Airport has been awarded “Priority Pass European Lounge of the Year” for the fourth time. Owned by EuroAirport and operated by Swissport, the Skyview Lounge stretches out over 1,700 square metres and three levels, caters for business and leisure travellers alike, and comfortably accommodates up to 200 guests. Voted for by Priority Pass members, the award is recognition of the individual touches and investment in customer experience put in place by EuroAirport and Swissport.
Swissport International (Swissport), the world’s leading provider of ground and cargo handling services to the aviation industry, and Transaero Airlines (Transaero), the second largest Russian carrier, announce the signing of a five year Global Framework Agreement for worldwide ground handling services. Swissport received the “Preferred Supplier” status from Transaero. Both companies are looking forward to jointly expanding their global network.
Swissport International Ltd. (Swissport), the world’s leading provider of ground and cargo handling services to the aviation industry, today announced its plan to increasingly move load control services to its existing “Central Load Control” (CLC) locations over the coming years. This will allow Swissport to further combine and raise skills and system expertise in three core competence centres – based in Manchester, Marrakesh and Sofia – which serve as single point of entry for its customers. The process rollout will still start in 2014 with a gradual transfer of volumes to the CLC locations.
Swissport International (Swissport), the world’s leading provider of ground and cargo handling services to the aviation industry, has signed a five-year agreement with Saudi Airlines Cargo CO LLC (Saudia Cargo) for the handling of the airlines’ Full Freighter Operations at the two key European Hubs Brussels and Amsterdam. The agreement with effect from 1st May 2014 covers the complete scope of cargo handling services including full freighter ramp and warehouse handling.
Swissport International Ltd., leading provider of ground and cargo services to the aviation sector, today announced that Pieter Van den Nieuwenhuizen takes over responsibility as new CEO of Swissport Belgium N.V. with immediate effect. Pieter Van den Nieuwenhuizen succeeds Marcel Buelens, who had decided to step down from his position as CEO end of August to take up new challenges outside of Swissport.
Customers will benefit from the combined operational excellence and consistent service quality worldwide. Swissport and the French Derichebourg SA today announced they have signed a definitive agreement under which Swissport will acquire Servisair from the French Derichebourg SA. In this context Swissport has secured appropriate financing for the acquisition by issuing and successfully pricing a USD 390 Mio senior secured add-on note. By combining the two companies, the new group will enable Swissport to continue improving its worldwide service offering to customers. The acquisition has been unanimously approved by the boards of directors of both companies and is subject to merger clearance by the competent merger control authorities.