flydubai and Swissport Oman Sign Ground Handling Services Contract

Swissport Oman, a subsidiary of Swissport International, the world’s leading provider of ground and air cargo services to the aviation industry, has signed a contract with Dubai-based airline flydubai, to provide ground handling services for the airline’s Oman operations at Muscat International Airport.

On February 08th 2017, Swissport Oman and flydubai signed a ground handling services contract in Muscat. Swissport provides flydubai with comprehensive ground handling services including passenger and ramp handling, baggage services, operations coordination and load control. The agreement with flydubai is the result of a rigorous selection process and is effective from April 15th, 2017.

ince launching its operations in 2009, flydubai has created a network of more than 85 destinations in 43 countries. The airline operates more than 1,600 flights every week and maintains its strategy of changing the way people travel around the region benefiting from enhanced connectivity.

“With up to six flights a day, Muscat is an important destination on the flydubai network”, said Hamad Obaidalla, Chief Commercial Officer at flydubai. “We look forward to working with Swissport Oman in support of our ground handling operations and we know that they will continue to help enhance the efficiency of our operations.”

Swissport’s Senior Vice President Ground Handling Middle East and Africa, Mr. Mark Skinner, stated "We are proud to deliver our professional ground handling services to flydubai at Muscat International Airport. Starting of today, we will contribute our share to further establish flydubai as a significant regional player in the aviation industry.”


Swissport International Ltd. provides ground services for more than 230 million passengers and handles 4.3 million tonnes of cargo a year on behalf of some 835 client-companies in the aviation sector. With a workforce of more than 62,000 personnel, Swissport is active at more than 280 stations in 48 countries across five continents, and generates consolidated operating revenue of EUR 2.7 billion.

About flydubai
Dubai-based flydubai strives to remove barriers to travel and enhance connectivity between different cultures across its ever-expanding network. Since launching its operations in 2009, flydubai has:

Created a network of more than 85 destinations in 43 countries.

Opened up 57 new routes that did not previously have direct air links to Dubai or were not served by a UAE national carrier from Dubai.

Operates a single fleet type of 57 next-generation Boeing 737-800 aircraft and will take delivery of more than 100 aircraft by the end of 2023.

In addition, flydubai’s agility and flexibility as a young airline has enhanced Dubai’s economic development, in line with the Government of Dubai’s vision, by creating trade and tourism flows in previously underserved markets.

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