In view of its continuing international expansion, the Board of Directors has decided to strengthen the financial management with a new Group Chief Financial Officer effective September 1st.
Swissport is acquiring those two major activities from SR Technics at Zurich and Geneva Airport in order to optimise the whole ground-handling product range and its procedures. The operational hand over is planed of October 1st, 2004
Under the name of Swissport Cargo Services Israel, and together with 5 reputed investors, new freight handling facilities will be established in Tel Aviv with the intention to start operations by 2007.
The Swissport ULD company Unitpool (cargo container management) is realizing significant growth in its customer portfolio. World Airways and United Arab Emirates have signed long-term agreements.
Swissport will extend its ground handling operations to Singapore Changi Airport in 2005 and is happy about this important tender-success to gain a key foothold in Asia.
Swissport is now also providing into-plane services at Islip (New York) and will strengthen its efforts in the fueling business.
Etihad the national carrier of the United Arab Emirates becomes Unitpools first ULD control and pooling customer in the Middle East.
A lot of planning and preparation was necessary to avoid this spectacular incident at Swissport's Cargo Warehouse. Fortunately no staff was injured and the Cargo Operation is working smoothly again.
For the fourth time, the ITM-arward has been accredited to Swissport. Furthermore, the leading global Ground Handling Company is announcing two management changes and can confirm the conclusion of a long-term IT-agreement with the EDS corporation.
This important transaction adds five British Airports (Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Gatwick, Stansted) to Swissport's world-wide network and makes the leading ground handling company one of the biggest players in the UK market.