Ground Handling

Swissport signs deal with South Korean start up LCC

By Edward Robertson

Swissport will provide ground services for LCC start up Aero K at South Korea’s Cheongju International Airport.

The joint venture formed with Aero K Holdings will support the airline which will operate three times daily to holiday hotspot Jeju island using an Airbus A320.

The airline is then hoping to offer flight to China, Japan, Taiwan and Vietnam once international restrictions are relaxed.

Swissport’s senior vice president for Asia Toralf Sonntag said: “Swissport is excited to support the launch of this exciting new entrant to the local market through our second joint venture in South Korea.

“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.