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Swissport partners with Citilink Indonesia at Avalon

Swissport will provide ground services for Citilink Indonesia’s new daily Melbourne Avalon Airport – Denpasar return service.

A subsidiary of Garuda, Citilink inaugural flight QG560 touched down on Saturday 25 January welcomed with Balinese dancing, Citilink branded cupcakes and special guests and Avalon stakeholders.

The state-of-the-art Airbus A320NEO, carrying 178 passengers and cargo will arrive daily at Avalon Melbourne at 8:50am and depart for Denpasar at 12:50pm local time.

Swissport Senior Vice President Pacific Rob D’Alessio said: “We are delighted to support Citilink and Avalon Airport with this important new service which provides a new quality low-cost alternative between Denpasar and the Melbourne and the Geelong region.”

The new services are projected to add 123,480 seats to and from Bali in 2020, contributing to a forecast 19.7% growth in seats between Victoria and the Indonesian hot-spot.

In Australia and New Zealand, Swissport offers ground handling services at 29 airports, partnering with all major domestic airlines and many international carriers in the region.

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 September 2019, Swissport was active at 307 airports in 48 countries on six continents.


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