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Swissport extends its ground handling license for another seven years at Zurich Airport

Following the confirmation from the Swiss Federal Office of Civil Aviation, Zurich Airport has extended Swissport’s Ground Handling license by seven years. The license covers the period from 1 December 2018 until 30 November 2025. Zurich is Swissport’s largest organization in a global network of 315 airports.

Following the confirmation from the Swiss Federal Office of Civil Aviation, Zurich Airport has extended the license of Swissport in Zurich by seven years, ending on 30 November 2025. Swissport Zurich is a subsidiary of Swissport International Ltd. and the largest organization in its global network of 315 airports. With a workforce of more than 2,000, Swissport in Zurich handled some 98,000 flights, 12.2 million passengers and 8.9 million pieces of luggage (only departing) on behalf of 32 airline customers in 2017. This amounts to roughly 80% of the total ground handling business at Zurich Airport.

In 2017, Swissport Zurich contributed around 10% to Swissport International’s total revenue in the Ground Handling segment. Swissport does not offer Cargo services at Zurich Airport, but operates a state-of-the-art Cargo facility at EuroAirport Basel.

Swissport International Ltd. provides ground services for more than 265 million passengers and handles 4.7 million tonnes of cargo a year on behalf of some 850 client-companies in the aviation sector. Several of its cargo warehouses have been certified for Pharmaceutical Logistics by IATA’s CEIV. With a workforce of 68,000 personnel, Swissport is active at 315 stations in 50 countries across five continents. The company generated consolidated operating revenue of CHF 3.1 billion in 2017. www.swissport.com