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Swissport International (Swissport), the world’s leading provider of ground and cargo handling services to the aviation industry, receives the “Ground Handler of the Year 2016” Award by Air Transport News. The honour goes to Swissport for the second time, after the company won the inaugural prize in 2012. [more]


10.02.2016 – HNA Group Co. Ltd. (“HNA Group”) has closed its acquisition of Swissport Group (“Swissport”) from PAI Partners SAS (“PAI Partners”) today.[more]


Swissport International Ltd., the world’s leading provider of ground and cargo handling services to the aviation industry, is proud to announce that Swissport Cargo at Liège Airport in Belgium has successfully completed the validation process for IATA’s “Center of Excellence for Independent Validators” (CEIV) on Pharmaceutical Logistics. Pharmaceuticals (e.g. vaccines, biotech medicines) are among the most delicate products transported as air cargo, and therefore, it is essential to ensure their transport follows a global standard and strict temperature control guidelines.[more]


EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg (EuroAirport) and Swissport International Ltd. (Swissport), the world’s leading provider of ground handling and air cargo services to the aviation industry, today announced that the EuroAirport Skyview Lounge at EuroAirport has been awarded “Priority Pass Global Airport Lounge of the Year” for the second time. The lounge, owned by EuroAirport and operated by Swissport, has also previously won the regional European Award. Priority Pass Members vote on a set of criteria covering overall lounge quality, including refreshments, staff, business facilities and ambience. The features that helped the lounge to stand out against over 850 lounges include a unique infrastructure as well as comprehensive customer services. A further special feature of the EuroAirport Skyview Lounge is that it is open to all passengers independent of their carrier or booking class.[more]


Swissport International (Swissport), the world's leading provider of ground and cargo handling services and AGN Aviation Services (AGN), the third biggest ground handling provider in Mexico, signed an agreement on jointly providing ground handling services. With this agreement, Swissport expands its network in Mexico to 28 stations; the combined company will offer its customers country- or multi-station-wide solutions for passenger and ramp handling services.[more]


Swissport Kazakhstan LLP (Swissport Kazakhstan) announced the start of passenger handling operations at Astana International Airport in Kazakhstan on 1 October 2015. Together with Astana International Airport and AMG, the trust management company for the chain of airports in Kazakhstan, Swissport Kazakhstan will jointly raise the quality of ground handling services to international standards.[more]


Swissport Limited (Swissport) today announced that it has decided to withdraw from ground handling operations at London Gatwick (LGW) and that Swissport and Aviator LGW Limited (Aviator) have signed a binding agreement on the disposal of Swissport´s London Gatwick ground handling operations to Aviator. The transaction will become effective on 9 November 2015 and is including ground handling related assets, contracts and staff. Both companies will work closely together to ensure a smooth transition.[more]


Swissport International, the world’s leading provider of ground handling and air cargo services to the aviation industry, today announced Oman Air as a new customer in Europe. The two companies have signed a multi-station agreement for full cargo handling services at London Heathrow, Munich, Frankfurt and Paris Charles de Gaulle. The new agreement underlines Swissport’s ability to provide standardized services across a multi-station environment.[more]


Swissport Group (“Swissport”) announces that PAI Partners SAS (“PAI Partners”) has today agreed to the sale of Swissport* to HNA Group Co. Ltd. (“HNA Group”), a global enterprise group based in Haikou, China. Swissport, the world´s largest ground and cargo handling company, will remain as a stand-alone business within HNA Group, complementing HNA’s existing activities including aviation, airport management, logistics and tourism.[more]


Swissport, the world’s largest aviation services provider, and Collinson Group, owners of Priority Pass, today announced the opening of the first independent, shared use lounge at London Heathrow Terminal 5. ‘Aspire, the Lounge and Spa at LHR T5’ will be jointly owned and operated by Swissport and Airport Lounge Development (ALD), Collinson Group’s lounge operating arm. Located at Gate A18 in Terminal 5, it will be the first lounge open to all travellers in one of the world’s busiest airport terminals.[more]

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