Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Swissport Wins New Cargo Customers in Copenhagen

Zurich, 31st October 2012 – Swissport International, the world’s leading provider of ground services to the aviation sector, has won cargo handling contracts with two new customers at Copenhagen Airport, adding Lufthansa and Finnair to its cargo customer list.

Services for Lufthansa will begin on 1st December, and will include cargo handling for Lufthansa’s multiple daily flights to and from the airport and road feeder services between Copenhagen and Lufthansa’s Frankfurt Airport main hub. From 1st December, Swissport will also begin cargo handling for Finnair’s multiple daily narrow-body aircraft flights at Scandinavia’s busiest airport, as well as road feeder services to and from Copenhagen.

Nils Pries Knudsen, Senior Vice President for Europe within Swissport’s Cargo Services division, commented: “I am extremely pleased to add these two world-class airlines to our customer base at Copenhagen. We look forward to continuing to build on our partnership and to applying Swissport’s industry-leading processes and expertise to maximise the efficiency of Finnair’s and Lufthansa’s cargo services at Copenhagen.”

Swissport began offering cargo handling services at Copenhagen in July to launch customer Swiss WorldCargo, and plans to offer the full range of cargo handling services in Denmark and eventually across the whole Nordic region.

About Swissport International Ltd:

Swissport International Ltd. provides ground services for around 116 million passengers and 3.5 million tonnes of cargo a year (the latter using 105 warehouses with a total floor area of over 420,000 square metres) on behalf of some 650 client-companies in the aviation sector. With a workforce of around 39,000 personnel, Swissport is active at 195 stations in 38 countries on five continents, and generated consolidated operating revenue of approximately CHF 2.0 billion.