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Following a binding court decision on 27th March in Kiev, Ukraine, Swissport International Ltd. (Swissport) has lost ownership and control of its affiliate Swissport Ukraine with immediate effect. Swissport has appealed to the Highest Economic Court in the Ukraine against the decision. Swissport very much appreciates the support and active involvement of the Ukrainian government, the First Vice Prime Minister of the Ukraine, Serhiy Arbuzov, who has recently been nominated as the new Head of the Ukrainian Anti-Raiding Committee, as well as the Swiss and French Embassies in the Ukraine.[more]


Signing of contract paves the way for Swissport’s market entry in the Russian Federation[more]


Swissport International Ltd., the leading provider of ground services to the aviation industry, today announced that John Batten, Executive Vice President Cargo Services and member of the Group Executive Management of Swissport International, will step down from his position effective 31st August 2013 to pursue new opportunities.[more]


Swissport International Ltd, the world’s leading provider of ground and cargo services to the aviation sector, has won the Ground Handling category of the Cargo Airline of the Year Awards 2013, the first time that these prestigious awards have included a Ground Handling category. The award from Air Cargo Media Group, publisher of the highly respected newspaper Air Cargo News, follows a rigorous judging process by a panel of independent experts that analysed Swissport’s global performance, quality standards, and initiatives to improve its services to customers.[more]


Swissport International Ltd., the world’s leading provider of ground services to the aviation industry, has appointed Henrik Holming Werner as the new General Manager for Swissport Cargo Services in Denmark. He assumed his duties on 8th April, bringing 30 years of managerial, operational and sales experience to the role, much of which was gained within the transport and logistics sectors. [more]


Swissport International Ltd. (Swissport), the world’s leading provider of ground and cargo services to the aviation sector, has completed its majority acquisition of InterAirport Services (IAS) in Costa Rica. The acquisition helps to expand Swissport’s Latin American network of passenger and ramp handling operations. [more]


Made possible due to a flawed legal process led by Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) and its main shareholder Aron Mayberg Swissport International Ltd. today announced that with immediate effect it lost ownership and control of Swissport Ukraine completely after a binding court decision in Kiev, Ukraine. The loss of ownership is the unfortunate consequence of a successful hostile raider attack of Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) and its main shareholder.[more]


Swissport International, the world’s leading provider of ground services to the aviation sector, has been certified as the first Preferred Handling Partner (PHP) of Etihad Cargo, the fast-moving cargo division of United Arab Emirates carrier Etihad Airways.[more]


Swissport Executive Aviation Nice, part of Swissport International Ltd., has been voted 3rd of the top FBOs (fixed-base operators) in Europe, Middle East, Russia and Africa by readers of ‘European Business Air News’, in recognition of the excellent ground handling services it provides to the international community of operators and executives who use private or corporate jets. [more]


Swissport International Ltd. (“Swissport”) and Scandinavian Airline Systems (“SAS”) today announced they have signed a Letter of Intent. The letter creates the basis for continued negotiations between the two companies, aiming at an agreement to transfer full ownership of SAS´ ground handling in Denmark, Sweden and Norway to Swissport. As a first step, both parties intend to establish a joint venture company to which the business and operations of SAS ground handling and Spirit (cargo handling) will be transferred.[more]