Swissport launches cargo handling in Copenhagen

Swissport launches cargo handling in Copenhagen

Zurich, 2nd May, 2012 - Swissport International, the world’s leading provider of ground services to the aviation sector, is to start offering cargo handling services in Denmark from July after reaching agreement with several airlines, including launch customer Swiss WorldCargo, the air cargo division of Swiss International Air Lines.

Swissport’s cargo handling facility at Copenhagen Airport (CPH), Scandinavia’s busiest airport, will begin operating on 1st July, becoming Swissport’s first cargo station in the Nordics. Swissport will offer the full range of cargo handling services in Denmark, and is also looking to expand further in the region.

The agreement with Swiss WorldCargo is an expansion of the already well-established global cooperation between the two organisations. Swissport has also already signed a number of contracts with other airlines to begin cargo handling in Copenhagen during the second half of 2012.

Nils Pries Knudsen, Senior Vice President for Europe within Swissport’s Cargo Services division, commented: “I am extremely pleased to add Copenhagen to our impressive and growing list of cargo handling facilities in Europe and around the world. I would like to offer a big ‘thank you’ to the cargo division of SWISS for entrusting their business once again to Swissport, and we look forward to continuing to build on our partnership and to applying Swissport’s industry-leading processes and expertise to SWISS and other airlines in Copenhagen, and across Denmark and the region as a whole.”

Swissport International Ltd provides ground services for around 108 million passengers and 3.2 million tonnes of cargo a year (the latter using 98 warehouses with a total floor area of over 350,000 square metres) on behalf of some 650 client-companies in the aviation sector. With a workforce of around 35,000 personnel, Swissport is active at 177 stations in 36 countries on five continents, and generated consolidated operating revenue of CHF 1.7 billion in 2011.