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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]


Los sindicatos CC.OO., UGT y USO han ratificado su inflexibilidad y escasa voluntad negociadora al romper en la madrugada de hoy las conversaciones destinadas a poner fin a la huelga de handling iniciada el pasado 25 de junio. Con el fracaso de las conversaciones para buscar un nuevo marco laboral para los 3.000 empleados españoles de Swissport, los sindicatos vuelven a tomar a los pasajeros de las aerolíneas que usan nuestros servicios como ‘rehenes’ de sus exigencias. La empresa, que acudió a las conversaciones dando pasos para facilitar un acuerdo, deplora esta decisión y lamenta que los sindicalistas antepongan sus propios intereses a los de los trabajadores que representan. [more]


CCOO, UGT and USO proved their inflexibility and unwillingness to negotiate as they broke talks early today that were aimed at ending the strike that was initiated on 25th June. With the failure of the mediation to seek a new employment framework for the 3,000 Spanish employees of Swissport, the unions have returned to taking airline passengers that rely on our services as 'hostages' for their demands. Swissport, which went to the talks taking steps to facilitate an agreement, condemns this decision and regrets that union representatives insist on putting their own interests before those of the workers they represent.[more]


Swissport, the largest independent operator of ground services to the aviation industry, regrets the industrial action called for by the trade unions CC.OO, UGT and USO at various Spanish airports, which it considers to be the result of the unions preferring pressure to consensus. After hours of negotiations until late on the Thursday, 27th June, with an agreement imminent, one union representative decided to disrupt proceedings. This positioning indicates not only a refusal to seek an agreement but also with timing during the peak season of the year showing utter disregard for travellers who use Spanish airports and generate income for the Spanish economy.[more]