Recent News Releases
Swissport Group (“Swissport”) announces that PAI Partners SAS (“PAI Partners”) has today agreed to the sale of Swissport* to HNA Group Co. Ltd. (“HNA Group”), a global enterprise group based in Haikou, China. Swissport, the world´s largest ground and cargo handling company, will remain as a stand-alone business within HNA Group, complementing HNA’s existing activities including aviation, airport management, logistics and tourism.
Swissport, the world’s largest aviation services provider, and Collinson Group, owners of Priority Pass, today announced the opening of the first independent, shared use lounge at London Heathrow 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. Located at Gate A18 in Terminal 5, it will be the first lounge open to all travellers in one of the world’s busiest airport terminals.
Swissport International, the world's leading provider of ground and cargo handling services, today announced that it has signed an agreement with Air BP regarding the acquisition of Air BP’s share in AFS Aviation Fuel Services GmbH (AFS). This means that Swissport is taking over Air BP’s 50% stake in AFC (the holding company of AFS) and its 33.3% direct stake in AFS, as well as all AFC and AFS subsidiaries/associates. AFS is the largest provider of into-plane-fuelling services in Germany with operations at 10 German as well as 2 Austrian airports. The acquisition is subject to approval by German and Austrian competition authorities. Upon competition clearance Swissport will own a majority stake of 66.6% (through direct and indirect shareholding) of AFS and assume operational and financial control of the business in close cooperation with the co-shareholder DLH Fuel Company mbH, a 100% subsidiary of Deutsche Lufthansa AG.
Swissport International, the world’s leading provider of ground and air cargo services to the aviation industry, and Flughafen Graz Betriebs GmbH, have signed a Letter of Intent to form a joint venture with the aim of providing air cargo services at Graz Airport. The start of the operations of the joint venture Swissport Cargo Services Graz is planned for the beginning of 2016.
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.
Swissport International and Swiss WorldCargo will continue their strategic handling partnership until 2020. The newly signed agreement extends the successful long-term cooperation between Swissport and the air cargo division of Swiss International Air Lines for another five years.
Swissport International, the world’s leading provider of ground handling services to the aviation industry, and SWISS, Switzerland’s national airline, have signed a memorandum of understanding on 24 March 2015 regarding the extension of their cooperation in the area of ground handling services at Zurich airport until the end of 2020.
Swissport International, the world’s leading provider of ground handling services to the aviation industry, has appointed Katherine Boesen as Senior Vice President Global Commercial & Key Account Management Ground Handling effective 1 May 2015. Katherine Boesen will directly report to Juan-José Andrès Alvez, Executive Vice President Ground Handling Europe South, UK, Africa, LATAM & Global Commercial.
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.
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.