Swissport and PrivatAir are to establish a new joint company at Geneva Airport. The new company, to be named PrivatPort, will enable the partners to play a substantial role in the exclusive executive private jet handling business. As a second step in the partners' new collaboration, PrivatPort aims to offer similar ground handling services to this customer segment at other airports around the world.
Swissport is to acquire a majority shareholding in Unitpool, the container and palletising specialist. The move marks a further key step in Swissport's endeavours to become a one-stop provider of airport handling services.
John Mc Donagh has been appointed Division Head Europe and is succeeding Jean-Didier Savioz who will take over Country responsibility for France.
Swissport has been named "Global Ground Handling Company of the Year" for 2003 by the Institute of Transport Management - the third time in succession it has earned this prestigious award. The company has also expanded its operations to India, concluding a multi-year cooperation agreement for Mumbai and Delhi with the reputed Cambata company.
Sabine Kleiner and Willy Ruf have been appointed Head of Passenger Services effective February 2003
Nominations and appointments have been announced for key positions in Turkey, Germany and UK. NFS and Swissport are terminating their cooperation in Saudia Arabia by end of January 2003.
For the third successive year, Swissport has been selected with this prestigious award by the Institute of Transport Management (ITM). This nomination is the result of an extensive research and selection process throughout the Transport and Aviation industry.
We are delighted to welcome Joachim Aschoff as our new VP IT Management, joining our management board from November 18th 2002 on.
Thomas Neff will leave Swissport at the end of February 2003 to take up a new position in the executive management of a Swiss public transport company.
Swissport Cargo Services is to acquire the cargo handling activities of CS-Lux from a group of local investors. The transaction, which sees the acquisition of a 100% holding in the Luxembourg-based handler with retroactive effect to October 1, 2002, makes Swissport Cargo Services a direct competitor of Luxair, which has so far enjoyed a virtual monopoly of such airfreight handling activities.