Tag: Swissport

Swissport welcomes Gulf Air as a new customer in Geneva

Swissport Geneva has won Gulf Air as a new customer at Geneva-Cointrin airport, Switzerland. The company also renewed its contracts with high passenger volume airlines that operate multiple flights per week, including Saudia, EgyptAir, and Kuwait Airways. The Bahraini airline has signed a 3-ye...

EXCLUSIVE: Swissport talks sustainable GSE with Airside International

EXCLUSIVE: Swissport talks sustainable GSE with Airside International

"Swissport is the largest operator of airport ground support equipment [GSE] in the world. At some 14,300 units of motorised GSE, our fleet is larger than even the asset pool of the sector’s biggest lessor," CEO Warwick Brady said recently in an article he wrote on how the ground handler is evolvi...

Swissport awarded Loganair and Vueling contracts at Heathrow

Swissport has commenced services for Loganair and Vueling to provide airport ground services at Heathrow airport. The new contracts with the two carriers cover passenger services and ramp handling. Loganair is the UK’s largest regional airline and the contract to deliver its Terminal 2 opera...

Swissport adds Palma de Mallorca to its network

Swissport has initiated operations at Palma de Mallorca (PMI), Spain's third-largest airport. Swissport has deployed a team of 300 passenger service agents and ramp handling professionals to handle some 220 flights a week during the travel peak over Easter. Initially the company serves airline...

Swissport celebrates International Women’s Day

To celebrate today's International Women's Day, a dedicated all-women crew in Sydney, Australia, provided passenger and ramp services for Qantas Jetstar flights JQ402 and JQ405 departing to and arriving from Gold Coast airport (OOL). At Jeddah Airport (JED) in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, two Swi...

Vietjet air and Swissport sign memorandum of understanding

Swissport International AG has been selected by Vietnamese low-cost carrier Vietjet Air to provide a wide range of airport ground services. Swissport will also support and advise Vietjet Air in developing state-of-the-art air cargo handling services as well as managing air cargo centres to the hi...

Swissport selected by Ethiopian Airlines for ground services and air cargo handling

Swissport has been successful in winning Ethiopian Airlines as a new customer at Zurich and Geneva airports, handling the airline`s air cargo at Geneva Airport and providing full airport ground services such as passenger and ramp services at both locations. Bruno Stefani, CEO of the DACH, Italy a...

Swissport to provide Aegean Airlines passenger and ramp services

From the end of June 2024, Swissport will take over airport ground services for more than 750 annual flights operated by Aegean Airlines from Zurich. The flight activity varies with the seasons; notably, the airline operates a substantially higher number of flights at Zurich Airport during the su...

Al-Ula in Saudi Arabia joins Swissport’s network

Swissport has added Prince Abdul Majeed bin Abdulaziz International Airport at Al-Ula (ULH) to its growing network in Saudi Arabia. Swissport will provide Royal Jordanian with passenger services and ramp handling at Al-Ula. Initially, Swissport will handle two weekly flights to and from Amman....

Swissport Italy invests €11mn in green ground support vehicles

Swissport Italy invests €11mn in green ground support vehicles

Swissport Italy has committed €11mn to invest in sustainable ground support vehicles at Rome Fiumicino Airport - a "significant share" of which will be electric. The announcement comes as the ground handler looks to reaffirm its ambition to increase the share of electric vehicles in its fleet t...

Swissport realizes strong volume growth in 2023

In 2023, Swissport International AG achieved strong volume growth on the back of the sustained recovery in global air traffic and trade. The Group handled 3.9 million flights (2022: 3.3 million), a plus of 15.3 percent, and served some 232 million airline passengers (2022: 186 million), which is ...

dnata joins ground handlers in applauding EASA’s proposal for EU-wide regulation

dnata joins ground handlers in applauding EASA’s proposal for EU-wide regulation

dnata has welcomed the European Union Aviation Safety Agency's recent proposal to regulate ground handling across all EU airports. Upon implementation, EASA’s regulation will establish a more standardised environment, which will help enhance safety, operational delivery, cybersecurity and cons...

Ground handlers welcome EASA's proposed regulations

Ground handlers welcome EASA’s proposed regulations

This week, the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) announced regulatory proposals for ground handling operations at EU airports - a move that ground handlers have praised with "excitement". For some time ground handlers and service providers have called on EASA to introduce regulations i...

Swissport appoints Frank Dobbelsteijn as global head of operations

Frank Dobbelsteijn will join Swissport International AG on 1 January 2024 as Global Head of Operations. In his former role as Vice President for the Heathrow operation of Menzies Aviation and other senior roles in the aviation and logistics sector, he gained the frontline operational experience a...

Swissport commits to net-zero carbon emissions by 2050

Swissport International AG announces its steadfast commitment to achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, marking a milestone in the company’s dedication to sustainability. The ambitious goal will be realized through a transition pathway addressing Scopes 1, 2 and 3 of carbon emissions—cate...

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