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Recent News Releases

23.04.2015

Swissport International Ltd. today announced that Eric Born will assume his duties as new Group President & CEO of Swissport International (SPI) on 1 August 2015. He will succeed Per H. Utnegaard, who will take on the role of Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of SPI.[more]

21.04.2015

Swissport International, the world’s leading provider of ground and cargo handling services to the aviation industry, and Collinson Group, owners of Priority Pass, have signed a joint venture agreement to launch the first shared use lounge at London Heathrow Terminal 5. ‘Aspire, the Lounge and Spa at LHR T5’ opens to the public this summer and will be available to all passengers travelling through LHR Terminal 5. ‘Aspire the Lounge and Spa at LHR T5’ will be jointly owned and operated by Swissport and Airport Lounge Development (ALD), Collinson Group’s lounge operating arm to bring a world class facility to Heathrow Terminal 5. [more]

21.04.2015

Swissport International, the world’s leading provider of ground and cargo handling services to the aviation industry, is proud to announce it has been awarded the second ground handling license for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Swissport Saudi Arabia, which is currently being established, aims to start operations towards the end of 2015 and will be providing ground handling services at the Kingdom´s three main international airports of Jeddah (JED), Riyadh (RUH) and Dammam (DMM). The license agreement is planned to be signed during the course of May and includes the full scope of services including passenger, baggage, ramp and aircraft services for a period of ten years.[more]

08.04.2015

Swissport International Ltd., the world’s leading provider of ground and cargo handling services to the aviation industry, is proud to announce that its station Swissport Cargo in Brussels has successfully completed the validation process for IATA’s “Center of Excellence for Independent Validators” (CEIV) on Pharmaceutical Logistics. The certificate was handed over to Swissport at the World Cargo Symposium in Shanghai in March 2015.[more]

12.03.2015

Swissport International Ltd., the world’s leading provider of ground and cargo handling services to the aviation industry, today announced the promotion of Nils Pries Knudsen to Executive Vice President Global Cargo Services with immediate effect. He will continue to directly report to Per H. Utnegaard, Group President & CEO Swissport International.[more]

05.03.2015

Swissport International Ltd., the world’s leading provider of ground and cargo handling services to the aviation industry, reports total revenue and other operating income of CHF 2.9 billion for the year 2014. Compared to 2013, this represents an increase of 38 per cent, mainly due to the acquisition of Servisair and new business gained, offset by foreign exchange headwinds, portfolio rationalisation and the low de-icing in 2014.[more]

02.03.2015

Swissport International Ltd., the world’s leading provider of ground and cargo handling services to the aviation industry, has been voted best cargo handler in Africa for the third time in a row by the readers of The STAT Trade Times Magazine. Swissport received the Award during the Air Cargo Africa 2015, the continent’s largest air cargo trade fair.[more]

26.02.2015

Swissport International, the world’s leading provider of ground and cargo handling services to the aviation industry, today announced the opening and operational start of Swissport Ghana. Swissport Ghana is an equally owned joint venture company between Swissport International and Ghana Airport Cargo Centre (GACC). GACC is a joint venture between Air Ghana, a registered Ghanaian Airline and Logistics Company based in Accra, Ghana, and the Ghana Airports Company, the official operator of all airports and aerodromes in Ghana. Swissport Ghana will offer cargo warehousing and ramp handling at a brand new cargo warehouse, which is currently under construction and scheduled to be completed in Q4, 2015.[more]

24.02.2015

On 9 February 2015, Airport Management Group LLP (AMG), JSC “Astana International Airport” and Swissport International Ltd. signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), in which the parties agreed that Swissport will take over the complete ground handling from Astana International Airport in two phases. The cooperation will commence on 1 May 2015 with the newly established joint venture “Swissport Kazakhstan” taking over passenger handling in Astana. In a second phase, the joint venture will take over the entire ground handling services by the end of the year, then also including ramp and de-icing services.[more]

02.02.2015

Swissport International (Swissport), the world´s largest provider of ground and cargo handling services to the aviation industry, names Dirk Schmitt as new CEO Cargo Services Germany & Austria, with effect 1 February 2015. He will be responsible for Swissport Cargo Services (SCS) Germany, a successful, profitable operating unit employing approximately 400 staff. The task will include running Swissport’s cargo operations at currently 9 online airports as well as several subcontracted European stations.[more]

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