News Archive

02.06.2014

Swissport International (Swissport), the world’s leading provider of ground and cargo handling services to the aviation industry, and Transaero Airlines (Transaero), the second largest Russian carrier, announce the signing of a five year Global Framework Agreement for worldwide ground handling services. Swissport received the “Preferred Supplier” status from Transaero. Both companies are looking forward to jointly expanding their global network.[more]

27.05.2014

Swissport International Ltd. (Swissport), the world’s leading provider of ground and cargo handling services to the aviation industry, today announced its plan to increasingly move load control services to its existing “Central Load Control” (CLC) locations over the coming years. This will allow Swissport to further combine and raise skills and system expertise in three core competence centres – based in Manchester, Marrakesh and Sofia – which serve as single point of entry for its customers. The process rollout will still start in 2014 with a gradual transfer of volumes to the CLC locations.[more]

29.04.2014

Swissport International (Swissport), the world’s leading provider of ground and cargo handling services to the aviation industry, has signed a five-year agreement with Saudi Airlines Cargo CO LLC (Saudia Cargo) for the handling of the airlines’ Full Freighter Operations at the two key European Hubs Brussels and Amsterdam. The agreement with effect from 1st May 2014 covers the complete scope of cargo handling services including full freighter ramp and warehouse handling.[more]

14.04.2014

Swissport International, the world’s leading provider of ground and cargo services to the aviation industry, today announced that Erich Bodenmann, Executive Vice President (EVP) Group Services, will retire and leave the company by the end of April. Luzius Wirth will take over responsibility for Group Services from Erich Bodenmann with effect 17th April 2014. In his new role as Senior Vice President Group Services Luzius Wirth will directly report to Per H. Utnegaard, Group President & CEO of Swissport International.[more]

11.04.2014

Swissport International (Swissport) and Aviator yesterday signed a binding agreement regarding the divestment of four stations that were affected by the merger remedies the EU Commission imposed on Swissport in order to get merger clearance for Swissport’s acquisition of Servisair. The closing of the divestment is subject to EU approval.[more]

06.03.2014

Swissport International (Swissport), the world’s leading provider of ground and cargo services to the aviation industry, is reporting total revenue of CHF 2.1 billion for the year 2013. This represents an 11% increase in revenue compared to 2012, which is again reconfirming the company’s leading position in its industry, despite challenging market conditions and foreign exchange headwinds.[more]

04.02.2014

Geneva-based FBO (Fixed Base Operator) PrivatPort, affiliated to Swissport Executive Aviation, received the license to deliver a full range of services at Zurich International Airport as of 1 January 2014. The new FBO license completes the network in Switzerland. Now the business line offers executive aviation assistance at all three main Swiss airports: Geneva, Zurich and Basel.[more]

04.02.2014

Swissport International (Swissport) today announced the appointment of José Canales as Senior Vice President Latin America (LATAM), effective immediately. In this role José Canales is reporting to Juan José Andres Alvéz, Executive Vice President Europe, Africa & Latin America.[more]

29.01.2014

Swissport International (Swissport) today announced the promotion of Tommy Watt to Executive Vice President UK & Ireland with immediate effect, becoming a formal member of Swissport International’s Group Executive Management. In this role Tommy Watt is directly reporting to Per H. Utnegaard, Group President & CEO of Swissport International.[more]

27.01.2014

Swissport International (Swissport), the world's largest provider of ground handling services for the aviation industry, and Germanwings, one of the most successful low-cost airlines in Europe, have signed a multi-year ground handling contract. In the context of this contract, Swissport commenced ground handling services for Germanwings at four locations, Birmingham, Geneva, Helsinki and Madrid, at the end of October 2013. During the contracted multi-year collaboration, the network will be further expanded over the next two years. [more]