Recent News Releases
After 23 very successful years, Glenn Rutherford, Swissport Executive Vice President for Asia-Pacific, has decided to depart the company at the end of 2021. Brad Moore will join Swissport from Qatar Airways as new Managing Director for the Australasia region.
Starting 1 April 2021, Swissport will support Aero K, an airline startup from South Korea. The low-cost carrier has contracted ground services from Swissport at Cheongju International Airport (CJJ).
The expansion of Swissport’s cargo business at Vienna Airport is officially underway following the signing of a lease agreement for a brand-new air cargo facility. The new location will increase Swissport’s local warehousing capacity by nearly 50%.
Swissport and Turkish Airlines have signed a major five-year air cargo handling contract at Brussels Airport. The vote of confidence follows a recent five-year renewal with Swissport at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport.
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.
Swissport will be serving Air France-KLM Group in Saudi Arabia until 2025. The new contract expands the existing cooperation to all flights of all airlines of the French-Dutch airline group, including freighter services, to and from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.