Swissport’s growth in the Asia-Pacific region has received another boost with the launch of Swissport Executive Aviation at Auckland Airport, New Zealand.
Swissport Executive Aviation is the new name for Skycare, the Auckland-based FBO and executive aviation arm of Aerocare, which Swissport acquired in March 2018.
Swissport Executive Aviation’s network now connects with more than 90 destinations and 25 countries across the globe and is backed b the world’s largest provider of ground and air cargo handling services.
Swissport Senior VP Pacific Rob D’Alessio said the Auckland-based team was delighted to officially join the global network. “We have operated locally since 1987, delivering expert handling in more than 47 locations throughout New Zealand, Australia and the South Pacific Islands. Joining the global network and operating under the well-known and trusted Swissport Executive Aviation brand will benefit our new and existing customers and ensure we continue to set the benchmark for safety and seamless international service.”
Swissport Executive Aviation provides exclusive and discreet ground handling services to the international community of operators and executives who utilise private or corporate jets at airports worldwide.
At Auckland Airport, Swissport Executive Aviation has a private FBO terminal including VIP lounge where customs, immigration and baggage clearance are taken care of. Travel arrangements are handled by an in-house travel agency, Inspire Travel. Swissport also has a network of concierge staff at 32 airports in Australia and New Zealand.
Head of Swissport Executive Aviation (Pacific) & Inspire Travel Mark Siladi explained: “Our mission is to make arrivals, stopovers and departures as smooth as possible for passengers and crew, providing a fully customised spectrum of services with a personal touch.”
Swissport Executive Aviation first launched in 2001 at the Nice Côte d’Azur Airport and has grown to today handle more than 24,000 flights per year from over 90 bases.
In 2018, Swissport International AG provided best-in-class airport ground services for some 282 million airline passengers and handled roughly 4.8 million tons of air freight in 115 cargo warehouses worldwide. Several of its warehouses have been certified for pharmaceutical logistics by IATA’s CEIV. The world’s leader in airport ground services and air cargo handling, with 66,000 employees, achieved consolidated operating revenue of 2.99 billion euros in 2018. At the end of June 2019, Swissport was active at 310 airports in 49 countries on six continents.
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