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Azul awards Swissport new business at its home base at Viracopos Airport in Campinas, Brazil

Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras, one of Brazil's leading airlines, has chosen Swissport to provide ground services at Viracopos International Airport (VCP), its hub airport in Campinas. The agreement covers ramp, cleaning, and cargo services.

Azul Linhas Aéreas, one of Brazil's leading airlines, has contracted Swissport to provide airport ramp handling, aircraft cleaning, and cargo handling for its hub at Viracopos International Airport (VCP). The 8-year contract is an important expansion of the existing collaboration between Azul and Swissport, the world’s leading provider of airport ground services and air cargo handling. Swissport currently serves Azul at eight locations in Brazil.

"We are pleased to take our partnership with Azul to the next level," said Rene Pascua, Swissport’s Head of Latin America and the Caribbean. "Swissport has been serving Azul at several airports since the start of their operations in 2008, and we are honored to earn their renewed trust and to serve them at their home base. Swissport is well prepared to support Azul’s growth in Brazil and beyond as it adds new aircraft."

From Viracopos International Airport, Azul serves 66 destinations across Latin America and selected routes to the U.S. and Portugal. The fleet of approximately 150 planes is expected to grow by another 90 over the next years. While the fleet currently consists primarily of narrow-body Airbus, ATR and Embraer airliners, Azul also operates 13 Airbus wide-body aircraft and has additional Airbus A350s on order to support future growth.

In Brazil, Swissport serves 17 airlines at ten airports with around 4,300 employees. Services include check-in and gate, ramp handling, fueling, aircraft cleaning and air cargo handling. Prior to the pandemic, Swissport handled around 36 million passengers and 280,000 flights across Brazil.