Recent News Releases
Industrial action at Brussels Airport – Unions and Swissport reached an agreement
Swissport International Ltd, the world’s leading provider of ground and cargo services to the aviation sector, has won the Ground Handling category of the Cargo Airline of the Year Awards 2013, the first time that these prestigious awards have included a Ground Handling category. The award from Air Cargo Media Group, publisher of the highly respected newspaper Air Cargo News, follows a rigorous judging process by a panel of independent experts that analysed Swissport’s global performance, quality standards, and initiatives to improve its services to customers.
Swissport International Ltd., the world’s leading provider of ground services to the aviation industry, has appointed Henrik Holming Werner as the new General Manager for Swissport Cargo Services in Denmark. He assumed his duties on 8th April, bringing 30 years of managerial, operational and sales experience to the role, much of which was gained within the transport and logistics sectors.
Swissport International Ltd. (Swissport), the world’s leading provider of ground and cargo services to the aviation sector, has completed its majority acquisition of InterAirport Services (IAS) in Costa Rica. The acquisition helps to expand Swissport’s Latin American network of passenger and ramp handling operations.
Made possible due to a flawed legal process led by Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) and its main shareholder Aron Mayberg Swissport International Ltd. today announced that with immediate effect it lost ownership and control of Swissport Ukraine completely after a binding court decision in Kiev, Ukraine. The loss of ownership is the unfortunate consequence of a successful hostile raider attack of Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) and its main shareholder.
Swissport International, the world’s leading provider of ground services to the aviation sector, has been certified as the first Preferred Handling Partner (PHP) of Etihad Cargo, the fast-moving cargo division of United Arab Emirates carrier Etihad Airways.
Swissport Executive Aviation Nice, part of Swissport International Ltd., has been voted 3rd of the top FBOs (fixed-base operators) in Europe, Middle East, Russia and Africa by readers of ‘European Business Air News’, in recognition of the excellent ground handling services it provides to the international community of operators and executives who use private or corporate jets.
Swissport International Ltd. (“Swissport”) and Scandinavian Airline Systems (“SAS”) today announced they have signed a Letter of Intent. The letter creates the basis for continued negotiations between the two companies, aiming at an agreement to transfer full ownership of SAS´ ground handling in Denmark, Sweden and Norway to Swissport. As a first step, both parties intend to establish a joint venture company to which the business and operations of SAS ground handling and Spirit (cargo handling) will be transferred.
Swissport International Ltd., the world’s leading provider of ground services to the aviation sector, has been voted the best cargo handler in Africa for the second time in a row by readers of The STAT Trade Times Magazine. The award was presented on 21st February at a Gala Award night during the Air Cargo Africa 2013 conference and exhibition in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Swissport International, the world’s leading aviation services group, has appointed Marcela Gaboda as the new CEO Swissport Argentina. She will assume her duties effective 1st March, bringing more than 20 years of experience in the aviation industry to the role.