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Cebu Pacific selects Swissport in Japan

With recent contract wins in Osaka (KIX) and Fukuoka (FUK), Swissport now supports Cebu Pacific, the Philippines’ leading low-cost airline, in an exclusive partnership at all Japanese stations. Swissport has been providing airport ground services and air cargo handling for Cebu Pacific in Japan since 2014.

With the addition of Osaka (KIX) and Fukuoka (FUK), Swissport will be supporting Cebu Pacific at all Japanese stations. Swissport also operates at Nagoya (NGO) and Tokyo's Narita (NRT) and Haneda (HND) airports.

In Japan, Swissport’s relationship with Cebu Pacific, the Philippines’ leading low-cost airline, goes back to 30 March 2014, with services at Narita and Nagoya launching on the same day. Swissport recently renewed all existing agreements and, following a successful competitive tender, was awarded Osaka and Fukuoka for both ground handling and cargo. Excluding Nagoya, where Swissport does not have a cargo operation, Swissport is Cebu Pacific’s sole provider in Japan, handling 35 flights per week across four airports.

“We are extremely proud and delighted that Swissport’s superior performance has led to an expansion of our partnership throughout Cebu’s entire Japanese network,” said Brad Moore, Swissport’s Managing Director for APAC. “We look forward to bringing our unrivalled levels of safety and service to all airports served by Cebu Pacific as they scale back up in 2022.”

“To receive the trust from Cebu Pacific to expand on our collaboration is a great acknowledgment of our teams' consistent and dedicated service delivery,” said Stephan Kaeser, Director & COO for Swissport Japan.

Outside Japan, Swissport supports Cebu Pacific in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia and Sydney, Australia. In 2018, Swissport supported Cebu Pacific with a transition to Terminal 2 at Nagoya Airport, a brand-new terminal designed for low-cost carriers featuring the latest in self-service kiosks and bag drops. In addition, Swissport has won awards for process efficiency in its Cebu Pacific ground handling operation at Tokyo's Narita Airport.

Cebu Pacific is the leading low-cost airline in the Philippines, operating flights to over 60 domestic and international destinations across 14 countries, including Australia, China, Japan, Singapore and the United Arab Emirates.