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Highest Economic Court decision still pending ● UIA diluted Swissport’s shares in the meantime ● Government remains silent on protection of foreign investment[more]


Swissport International Ltd, leading provider of ground and cargo services to the aviation sector, is introducing Jean-Luc Payot as new CEO Swissport Geneva with effect 1st September 2013. Jean-Luc Payot will take over responsibility as CEO at Swissport in Geneva from Michel Glorieux, who will leave the company end of August to pursue new challenges outside the company. [more]


Swissport International Ltd., leading provider of ground and cargo services to the aviation sector, today announced that Pieter Van den Nieuwenhuizen takes over responsibility as new CEO of Swissport Belgium N.V. with immediate effect. Pieter Van den Nieuwenhuizen succeeds Marcel Buelens, who had decided to step down from his position as CEO end of August to take up new challenges outside of Swissport. [more]


Customers will benefit from the combined operational excellence and consistent service quality worldwide. Swissport and the French Derichebourg SA today announced they have signed a definitive agreement under which Swissport will acquire Servisair from the French Derichebourg SA. In this context Swissport has secured appropriate financing for the acquisition by issuing and successfully pricing a USD 390 Mio senior secured add-on note. By combining the two companies, the new group will enable Swissport to continue improving its worldwide service offering to customers. The acquisition has been unanimously approved by the boards of directors of both companies and is subject to merger clearance by the competent merger control authorities.[more]


Aguila 3 S.A. (the “Company”) announced today the launch of a $390 million offering of its dollar-denominated 7⅞% Senior Secured Notes due 2018 (the “Notes”).[more]


On July 19, 2013, Swissport France Holding SAS submitted an irrevocable binding offer to Derichebourg SA to acquire (the “Acquisition”) Servisair SAS (“Servisair”).[more]


Derichebourg annonce aujourd’hui qu’il a accordé une période d’exclusivité à Swissport en vue de la cession de 100% de Servisair sur la base d’une offre irrevocable et engageante. Swissport et Derichebourg fourniront davantage d’information en temps voulu, une fois certaines conditions usuelles légales et réglementaires levées.[more]


Derichebourg announces today that it has granted an exclusivity period to Swissport regarding the disposal of 100% of Servisair on the basis of an irrevocable and binding offer received today. Both Swissport and Derichebourg will provide more information in due course, subject to customary legal and regulatory approvals.[more]


Swissport International, the world’s leading provider of ground services to the aviation sector, has appointed Nils Pries Knudsen, Senior Vice President Cargo Europe, to take over the responsibility for the Global Cargo Services at Swissport International, with immediate effect. In this role Nils Pries Knudsen will directly report to Per H. Utnegaard, Group President and CEO of Swissport International.[more]


Swissport International Ltd., the world’s leading provider of ground services to the aviation sector, has won new contracts with Etihad Cargo in Frankfurt, Munich and Vienna. Etihad Cargo is the fast-moving freight division of United Arab Emirates’ flag carrier Etihad Airways, and Swissport has just recently been certified as the airline’s Preferred Handling Partner (PHP) for cargo services. [more]