In 2019, Swissport International AG provided best-in-class airport ground services for some 265 million airline passengers and handled roughly 4.6 million tons of air freight in 115 cargo warehouses worldwide. Several of its warehouses have been certified for pharmaceutical logistics by IATA’s CEIV Pharma and by the British MHRA. The world's leader in airport ground services and air cargo handling, with currently 45,600 employees, achieved consolidated operating revenue of 3.13 billion euros in 2019. At the end of September 2020, Swissport was active at 298 airports in 47 countries on six continents.
At Swissport we are focused on strengthening our market position and on ensuring we are constantly driving industry innovation in key areas such as service, quality and reliability.
Swissport inaugurated a brand-new four-story office building at its Brussels air cargo facility. This opening is the latest milestone in the large-scale refurbishment of Swissport’s Brussels cargo complex which started in January 2019 and includes 25,000 sqm of warehouse space and a state-of-the-art Pharma Center.
Frank Mena, Head of the North America region of Swissport, also assumes responsibility for Latin America and serves as new Head of The Americas.
Swissport International AG has appointed Warwick Brady as President & CEO. He will succeed Christoph Mueller, who has been acting as the interim CEO since 1 January 2021. Christoph Mueller will become Chairman of the Board of Directors once Warwick Brady assumes the CEO role in Spring 2021.
Swissport in the UK has won a major cargo handling contract from the Lufthansa Group for London Heathrow Airport. With this win, the global leader in ground services and cargo handling now handles the German airline group’s cargo at all of its UK destinations.
In 2020, due to the global market collapse in the wake of Covid-19, Swissport served only some 82 million airline passengers (68.9 percent fewer than in 2019) and handled roughly 1.7 million flights (minus 59.0 percent versus prior year). The company handled 4.1 million tons of cargo at 115 airport cargo warehouses.