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16 August 2021 marks the 25th anniversary of Swissport. From its modest beginnings with operations in Switzerland, Swissport has developed into a global industry leader.

a bright future in the making

From its modest beginnings with operations at Switzerland's largest airports in Zurich, Geneva and Basel, Swissport has developed into a global leader. Today, some 850 air carriers place their trust in Swissport.

Under the name of "Swissair Ground Services International AG", Swissport was incorporated on 16 August 1996 before a notary public in Switzerland. The legal separation from its parent company Swissair laid the basis for a global growth and success story which continues to this day.

From its modest beginnings with operations at the airports in Zurich, Geneva and Basel, Swissport has developed into a global leader. Today, some 850 air carriers place their trust in Swissport as an outsourcing partner.
Swissport is back and well placed to emerge from the Covid-19 crisis ahead of its competitors. But our ambitions are higher. We want to firmly establish our company as a natural partner for airlines and airports and the undisputed sector leader. We want to be the global brand airlines turn to when they look for a service partner. To reach this ambitious goal, we will combine great service with cost leadership and provide our customers with market leading process flexibility and system compatibility. We have an exciting journey ahead.
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CELEBRATING 25 YEARS OF SUCCESS

Just one year after being incorporated in 1996, Swissport expanded from Switzerland to also offer leading airport ground services for airline customers in the United Kingdom, Brazil, Kenya, Puerto Rico and Germany. As per the end of July 2021, Swissport was operating at 274 airports in 44 countries on six continents.