News Archive

03.10.2014

Swissport International (Swissport), the world’s leading provider of ground and cargo handling services to the aviation industry, continues seeking justice in the Ukraine. Last year on 27th March 2013 Swissport lost its majority share of 70.6% and the control over its joint venture Swissport Ukraine LLC (now renamed to Interavia LLC). Swissport Ukraine LLC was victim of a raider attack followed by a flawed legal process led by Ukraine International Airlines (UIA), rumoured to be ultimately owned by oligarch Igor Kolomoisky, governor of the Dnepropetrovsk district. In October 2013, the Highest Economic Court in the Ukraine ruled in favour of Swissport, cancelled all prior decisions and referred the case back to the first instance court. [more]

17.09.2014

Geneva-based FBO (Fixed Base Operator) PrivatPort, affiliated to Swissport Executive Aviation, launched “PrivatPort Munich”, the newest base in the network – now embracing 79 stations – on Monday, 15 September 2014. PrivatPort Munich, part of Swissport-Losch Munich*, offers a full range of FBO services to the international community of operators and executives who utilise private or corporate jets.[more]

29.08.2014

Swissport, the world’s leading provider of ground and cargo handling services to the aviation industry, and WFS (Worldwide Flight Services), ground and cargo handling provider at over 120 stations worldwide, signed a binding agreement regarding the divestment of Swissport ́s cargo business at Copenhagen Airport to WFS on 26th August. The date of transfer of all business activities to WFS is set to be 1st October 2014.[more]

31.07.2014

Swissport International (Swissport), the world’s leading provider of ground and cargo handling services to the aviation industry, welcomes the 5-year ground handling licence award for the three International Airports Constantine Mohamed Boudiaf, Batna Mostepha Ben Boulaid and Tlemcen Zenata Messali El Hadj. The new Ground Handling licenses, bestowed by the Etablissement de Gestion des Services Aéroportuaires (EGSA) Constantine and Oran mark another important milestone in Swissport’s geographical expansion in Algeria and the whole of Africa.[more]

04.07.2014

GH Team interested in taking over to ensure long-term continuity of activities [more]

19.06.2014

Swissport International (Swissport), the world’s leading provider of ground and cargo handling services to the aviation industry, was awarded “Air Cargo Handling Agent of the Year 2014” by “Air Cargo Week”. The readers acknowledged Swissport’s efforts to satisfy the needs of cargo customers by conferring this highly regarded decoration to the company for the sixth consecutive year.[more]

12.06.2014

EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg and Swissport International Ltd. (Swissport), the world’s leading provider of ground and cargo handling services to the aviation industry, today announced that the EuroAirport Skyview Lounge at Basel-Mulhouse Airport has been awarded “Priority Pass European Lounge of the Year” for the fourth time. Owned by EuroAirport and operated by Swissport, the Skyview Lounge stretches out over 1,700 square metres and three levels, caters for business and leisure travellers alike, and comfortably accommodates up to 200 guests. Voted for by Priority Pass members, the award is recognition of the individual touches and investment in customer experience put in place by EuroAirport and Swissport.[more]

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]