As part of its growth and diversification strategy, Swissport signed an agreement today to sell a 49-per-cent holding in Swissport South Africa to the Mvelaphanda Group.
On March 27th, 2005 Swissport Cargo Services will commence its own Cargo operations at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport. Also in Brussels and Luxembourg Swissport is significantly extending Cargo capacities.
Swissport is selling its stations in Toulouse and Nice. SP UK has successfully concluded a major agreement in Gatwick.
Delegates arriving in Zurich for the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in January will be able to experience Swissport Executive Aviation (SEA) service at first hand.
Italian carrier, NEOS which is introducing its first wide-body - B767 - aircraft into its fleet has outsourced its ULD supply and control operations to Unitpool.
Swissport has acquired from SR Technics aircraft pushback/moving and de-icing at Zurich and Geneva airports. The handover is planned for Jan 1st, 2005.
Effective January 1st, 2005 Swissport UK will offer the full range of fuelling activities at the brand new Newcastle Aiport fuelling facility.
Swissport UK Ltd. at London Heathrow will stop their operations on November 16th, 0500 GMT. No other Swissport stations (in the UK and all over the globe) will be effected due to this decision.
Swissport and ICTS International unveil a new and more efficient airport security system, which will reduce waiting times at check-in and for document control. Pilot trials will commence in December 2004.
Swissport Cargo Services has developed a new forward-looking cargo tracking and tracing system that uses the latest internet technology. This new industry tool is set to be rolled out from September 15th onwards.