Swissport supports Aero K startup in South Korea
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).
Starting 1 April 2021, Swissport AIK Ltd, a joint venture between Swissport and Aero K Holdings, will provide airport ground services for Aero K, South Korea’s newest low-cost carrier. From Cheongju International Airport (CJJ), Aero K will fly three times daily with Airbus A320 aircraft to Jeju International Airport (CJU), a popular island holiday destination off the southern coast of the Korean peninsula. Following a successful domestic launch, and once international travel regulations with regard to Covid-19 permit, Aero K intends to introduce international flights to destinations in China, Japan, Taiwan and Vietnam.
“Swissport is excited to support the launch of this exciting new entrant to the local market through our second joint venture in South Korea,” says Swissport`s Senior Vice President for Asia, Toralf Sonntag. “We will combine our global expertise and local knowledge to support a successful start of Aero K in April and to ensure a reliable and punctual operation.”
Swissport in South Korea is providing airport ground services and air cargo handling for 27 airline customers with a workforce of some 850 qualified staff, among others, at South Korea’s largest airport, Incheon International Airport.
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In 2020, Swissport International AG provided best-in-class airport ground services for some 82 million airline passengers and handled roughly 4.1 million tons of air freight at over 100 cargo warehouses worldwide. Several of its warehouses have been certified for pharmaceutical logistics by IATA’s CEIV Pharma and by the British MHRA. In 2019, the world's leader in airport ground services and air cargo handling, with currently around 45,000 employees, achieved operating revenue of 3.13 billion euros. Swissport was active at 269 airports in 47 countries on six continents at the end of 2020.
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