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Tommy Watt to take early retirement - Swissport International Ltd., the world’s leading provider of ground and cargo handling services to the aviation industry, today announced the appointment of Luzius Wirth to CEO Swissport UK & Ireland as of 1 June 2017. Luzius Wirth will remain in his additional role as EVP Group Services. As a member of the Group’s Executive Management, he will continue to report directly to Eric Born, Group President & CEO Swissport International Ltd.
For the fourth time in a row, Swissport Cargo Services, part of Swissport International, the world's leading cargo services provider to the aviation industry, has won the prestigious 2017 STAT Times Africa Award “International Ground Handler of the Year for Cargo Services” at the Air Cargo Africa 2017 Conference. With yet another major award, voters from the aviation industry honour Swissport’s commitment to deliver outstanding services to its cargo customers.
Swissport Oman, a subsidiary of Swissport International, the world’s leading provider of ground and air cargo services to the aviation industry, has signed a contract with Dubai-based airline flydubai, to provide ground handling services for the airline’s Oman operations at Muscat International Airport.
Swissport Cargo Services France, a subsidiary of Swissport International, the world's leading cargo services provider to the aviation industry, will handle cargo at CDG, LYS and NCE for Emirates SkyCargo, the largest cargo airline worldwide in terms of international freight tonne-kilometres flown.
Swissport International Ltd are disappointed to learn of the impending strike action by members of Unite, despite having matched the pay demands previously made by Unite. Representatives of the Company have pro-actively contacted officials of both Unite and ACAS in an attempt to resume talks aimed at ending the dispute and have now agreed to an conciliation meeting with both Unite and ACAS on the 20th December 16. Swissport has also offered to enter into a binding arbitration process with ACAS and Unite in return for Unite calling off the proposed strike.
Swissport International Ltd., the world’s leading provider of ground and cargo handling services to the aviation industry, today announced the acquisition of Skylink Handling Services BV from Rhenus B.V.
Swissport Saudi Arabia, a subsidiary of Swissport International, the world’s leading provider of ground and air cargo services to the aviation industry, has signed a contract with Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, to provide ground handling services for the airline’s Saudi operations in all of: King Khaled International Airport in Riyadh, King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah and King Fahd International Airport in Dammam.
Swissport International Ltd. is entering into a Joint Venture with the Muscat based Al Jarwani Group (AJG). Both companies will collaborate closely to successfully start-up Swissport’s new operation at Muscat International Airport after being awarded with the 2nd Ground Handling license.
Swissport Losch, ein Joint Venture des weltweit größten Anbieters von Bodenabfertigungsdiensten für die Luftfahrtindustrie, Swissport International AG (Swissport), und Losch Airport Service GmbH aus Stuttgart, hat zum zweiten Mal in Folge den Zuschlag für die Lizenz zur Erbringung von Bodenabfertigungsdiensten am Flughafen München erhalten. Damit setzt sich das Unternehmen wiederholt gegen namhafte Mitstreiter durch und sichert über 700 Arbeitsplätze. Die neue Lizenzdauer beträgt sieben Jahre und beginnt am 01. März 2017.
Swissport GB Ltd. is delighted to announce that it has reached preferred vendor status with Virgin Atlantic Airways to supply ground handling services at London Gatwick following Aviator’s announcement to exit the UK ground handling market.