Recent News Releases
The Executive Aviation FBO in Nice, part of Swissport Executive Aviation and a joint venture of Swissport International and Universal Weather and Aviation Inc. today announced the appointment of Rochdi Touri as new FBO Director Swissport Executive Aviation. Rochdi Touri will start in his new position effective 15 January, 2015, and will be based in Nice, France. Rafael Fromentin, Deputy FBO Director, will closely work with Rochdi. Together, the new leadership team of Swissport Executive Aviation Nice will ensure it not only meets but exceeds the high service quality levels and stability clients are expecting.
Swissport International (Swissport), the world´s largest provider of ground and cargo handling services to the aviation industry, has been named “Cargo Handler of the Year 2014” by the Airports Company South Africa (ACSA). The award is confirmation of Swissport’s commitment to service quality.
Swissport International (Swissport), the world´s largest provider of ground and cargo handling services to the aviation industry, today announced the expansion of their award winning global airport lounge portfolio. Three newly developed Aspire airport lounges are set to open over the coming weeks at key locations around the globe, further adding to the established network of Aspire Lounges throughout the UK and Europe.
Swissport International (Swissport), the world´s largest provider of ground and cargo handling services to the aviation industry, and Cargolux Airlines International S.A. have signed an agreement regarding a global strategic partnership. As of January 2015, Swissport will be the preferred supplier of Cargolux and provide the company with cargo and ramp handling services at selected destinations. Shared clients of Swissport and Cargolux will benefit from further improved quality standards.
Swissport International (Swissport) joins the German Aviation Association (BDL) as per January 1, 2015. Swissport is thus the first and so far only aviation service provider of BDL. With its accession, Swissport emphasizes its commitment to a strong aviation industry in Germany.
Swissport France Holding SAS. and Servisair SAS, both part of the Swissport Group, the world’s leading provider of ground and cargo handling services to the aviation industry, announce the closing of its disposal of the ground handling activities in France to GH Team.
Swissport International (Swissport), the world’s leading provider of ground and cargo handling services to the aviation industry, continues seeking justice in the Ukraine. Last year on 27th March 2013 Swissport lost its majority share of 70.6% and the control over its joint venture Swissport Ukraine LLC (now renamed to Interavia LLC). Swissport Ukraine LLC was victim of a raider attack followed by a flawed legal process led by Ukraine International Airlines (UIA), rumoured to be ultimately owned by oligarch Igor Kolomoisky, governor of the Dnepropetrovsk district. In October 2013, the Highest Economic Court in the Ukraine ruled in favour of Swissport, cancelled all prior decisions and referred the case back to the first instance court.
Geneva-based FBO (Fixed Base Operator) PrivatPort, affiliated to Swissport Executive Aviation, launched “PrivatPort Munich”, the newest base in the network – now embracing 79 stations – on Monday, 15 September 2014. PrivatPort Munich, part of Swissport-Losch Munich*, offers a full range of FBO services to the international community of operators and executives who utilise private or corporate jets.
Swissport, the world’s leading provider of ground and cargo handling services to the aviation industry, and WFS (Worldwide Flight Services), ground and cargo handling provider at over 120 stations worldwide, signed a binding agreement regarding the divestment of Swissport ́s cargo business at Copenhagen Airport to WFS on 26th August. The date of transfer of all business activities to WFS is set to be 1st October 2014.
Swissport International (Swissport), the world’s leading provider of ground and cargo handling services to the aviation industry, welcomes the 5-year ground handling licence award for the three International Airports Constantine Mohamed Boudiaf, Batna Mostepha Ben Boulaid and Tlemcen Zenata Messali El Hadj. The new Ground Handling licenses, bestowed by the Etablissement de Gestion des Services Aéroportuaires (EGSA) Constantine and Oran mark another important milestone in Swissport’s geographical expansion in Algeria and the whole of Africa.