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Swissport is to acquire various passenger and cargo handling activities in Germany from the Menzies Aviation Group, further consolidating its already-strong position in the German ground services market. Swissport is also about to establish a new company in airport security and documents control, to offer these increasingly important services on a global scale.[more]


Swissport International Ltd. has the pleasure to inform you that Mr. Urs Sieber will take over on September 1, 2002 as Executive Vice President the Swissport 'Division Asia, Middle East & Africa'.[more]


More and more customer airlines are convinced of Swissport's tailor-made solutions.[more]


The final closing of the transaction between Candover and Swissair Group has taken place today.[more]


The final closing of the transaction between Candover and Swissair Group has taken place today.[more]


Swissair Group and Candover have reached agreement over the terms of the acquisition of Swissport. Completion is anticipated by end of january 2002.[more]


Swissport sees little prospect of achieving a healthy financial status and will therefore end its services with Dutchport by end of January 2002.[more]


The SAirGroup has applied with the responsible court for a moratorium of debt enforcement for the SAirGroup, SAirLines and Flightlease companies. Swissport, always an independant company within the SAirGroup, does not make part of this transaction. Therefore all activities remain unchanged and stay in full operation. The process to sell a 80% stake of Swissport to Candover limited, a UK based equity investment firm is expected to be finalised by mid of October. More information and questions All local Swissport handling companies do have the same content of information. Should you need more information, we kindly ask you to check the following sources: -  website over -  website over -  email over or -  or get directly in touch with your local Swissport-(partner) ground handling company Thank you very much for your valuable cooperation and continuing support.[more]


Restructuring talks continue Normal flight operations for Monday Sep. 30. (19:30) With efforts continuing to return the Swissair Group to a sounder business footing, Monday flight operations and other activities will be conducted as normal. The Federal Council will also meet Monday to further discuss the situation. The talks on the group's future held in Bern on Sunday afternoon were conducted in an open and constructive atmosphere, Group CEO Mario Corti reports. The Swissair and Crossair boards were also due to meet again on Sunday evening. [more]


London-Zurich, August 30, 2001 - Metro Business Aviation Ltd. and Swissport UK Ltd. have signed a co-operation agreement for the handling of executive, business and corporate aircraft at London’s Heathrow Airport. The base will be known as Metro – Swissport Executive Aviation and will begin operations with immediate effect. Swissport brings a vast array of ramp equipment and aircraft handling experience to the co-operation. Metro Business Aviation’s luxurious passenger and crew facilities, and unrivalled experience, will be their contribution to the co-operation. "Both organisations are renowned world-wide for their high quality and efficient service, therefore making a perfect combination,” commented Mike Maguire, CEO of Swissport UK. The combination of these two organisations will provide a supreme level of service for private corporate aircraft upto and including B747s at Heathrow Airport. The extremely motivated team of 20 dedicated and professional staff will be headed by Stan Adamson, who is also in charge of Swissport UK’s product delivery and quality standards. The single most outstanding example of the service and quality level Metro-Swissport Executive Aviation offer are the dedicated lounges, located on the Southern side of the airport, and considered to be the best in London. Currently, Swissport, a Swissair Group Company, operates at more than 130 stations in 25 countries all over the globe. Since January 2001 Swissport has started its own executive private aviation service, now present at 20 stations. For more information concerning Swissport or Metro visit or, Further local details and contacts are available over Metro/Swissport London, e-mail: [more]