Executive Briefings

Swissport Expands Cargo Handling in Spain, Belgium, Denmark

Swissport International Ltd., a global provider of ground services to the aviation sector, has expanded its network at several locations. It has agreed to acquire Flightcare Spain and Flightcare Belgium from FCC Versia.

The two businesses handled combined volumes of more than 24 million passengers and 287,000 metric tons of cargo in 2011. The deal allows Swissport to expand its network in Spain, and become a full-service provider at Brussels Airport. The company has been providing ground-handling services in Spain since 2000. Belgium has long been a key market for Swissport, which already provides cargo-handling services at Brussels, Liege and Antwerp airports. Swissport earlier announced that it will begin offering cargo-handling services at Copenhagen Airport in Denmark on July 1. The deal is the result of a new agreement with several airlines, including launch customer Swiss WorldCargo, the air-cargo division of Swiss International Air Lines. Swissport will offer a full range of cargo-handling services in Denmark, its first cargo station in the Nordic countries. It has already signed several contracts with other airlines to begin cargo handling in Copenhagen during the second half of 2012.

Spain and Belgium

Copenhagen

The two businesses handled combined volumes of more than 24 million passengers and 287,000 metric tons of cargo in 2011. The deal allows Swissport to expand its network in Spain, and become a full-service provider at Brussels Airport. The company has been providing ground-handling services in Spain since 2000. Belgium has long been a key market for Swissport, which already provides cargo-handling services at Brussels, Liege and Antwerp airports. Swissport earlier announced that it will begin offering cargo-handling services at Copenhagen Airport in Denmark on July 1. The deal is the result of a new agreement with several airlines, including launch customer Swiss WorldCargo, the air-cargo division of Swiss International Air Lines. Swissport will offer a full range of cargo-handling services in Denmark, its first cargo station in the Nordic countries. It has already signed several contracts with other airlines to begin cargo handling in Copenhagen during the second half of 2012.

Spain and Belgium

Copenhagen