Swissport Cargo Services USA reports important contracting partnership with United Airlines

Washington/Zurich, 9 October 2009 - Swissport's Cargo unit USA is proud to announce the renewal of its agreement with United Airlines for 3 airports - Los Angeles, San Francisco and Chicago-O'Hare.

Swissport Cargo Services (SCS) has handled United Airlines in these locations since 2003 and now extends this successful relationship until 2012. SCS looks forward to providing premium service to United Airlines and its cargo customers in the years to come. Paul Keery, Senior VP Cargo North America for Swissport, observes: "It has been a challenging couple of quarters for our industry - and it is not likely to improve as quickly as we would like. That is why strong relationships are critical to maintain and nurture. We are delighted that United has put its trust in us and it remains a cornerstone customer - we look forward to growing with United in these key markets by providing a top quality service".

Swissport International Ltd., which is owned by Ferrovial, a leading global infrastructure and service corporation based in Spain, provides ground services for over 70 million passengers and 3.5 million tonnes of cargo a year on behalf of some 650 client companies. With its workforce of around 32 000 personnel, Swissport is active at 180 airports in 37 countries on five continents, and generated consolidated operating revenue of CHF 1.9 billion (EUR 1.2 billion or USD 1.7 billion) last year. /

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