Swissport’s large-scale launch of its first cargo business in Australia is officially underway following the signing of a lease agreement for a brand-new air cargo facility at Melbourne Airport, with other locations to be announced early this year.
Swissport and Lufthansa signed a 5-year contract for cargo handling at Brussels and Liège airports. The agreement covers Brussels Airlines, Lufthansa and Austrian Airlines.
Swissport International is further expanding its lounge business in Europe. Since September alone, three new Aspire lounges were opened at the UK airports of London Gatwick, Edinburgh and now Eindhoven in the Netherlands.
Swissport International has appointed Rudolf Steiner as Head of Cargo EMEA. Mark Skinner becomes Head of Business Development & Sales EMEA. By appointing dedicated managers for its Air Cargo and the Ground Services businesses, Swissport strengthens its customer centricity further. They both assume their new roles on 1 November 2019.
Swissport is pleased to announce that Frank Mena, Chief Commercial Officer of Swissport Americas, will take over from Dany Nasr as CEO Swissport North America. Dany Nasr is leaving the company.
Swissport International has opened its state-of-the-art Pharma Center for temperature-sensitive cargo shipments at Brussels Airport today. The new facility offers 3,620 sqm of temperature-controlled warehouse space, providing clients with an end-to-end cool chain. Once completed the cargo complex will boast some 25,000 sqm of warehouse space.
Swissport’s presence in the Asia-Pacific region has received another boost with the launch of Swissport Executive Aviation at Auckland Airport, New Zealand. The Executive Aviation brand is replacing Skycare, the former Fixed Base Operation (FBO) of Aerocare, and now connects with more than 90 airports and 25 countries across the globe.
Swissport is speeding-up the air freight handling processes at its cargo warehouses by introducing newly developed self-services kiosks. The digital innovation reduces waiting times and increases the quality of the air freight documentation.
Swissport International has won a license for ground services at 15 airports in Morocco. The new license is valid from 1 October 2019 and has a term of seven years.
Swissport, on the occasion of the publication of its latest Sustainability Report today, has committed to further invest in environmentally friendly equipment. By 2025, the company aims to increase the share of electric vehicles in its fleet to at least 50% to further reduce its carbon footprint and to improve the direct working environment of its employees.