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Swissport expands relationship with Alliance Airlines

Swissport’s Australian team has significantly expanded its relationship with Alliance Airlines, one of the few local airlines thriving through the COVID pandemic.

Alliance is Australia’s leading air charter services operator, providing specialised services for the resources industry and other carriers across the Pacific region. The carrier has weathered the crisis better than most due to its fly-in, fly-out contract work for the resources sector and its ability to quickly redeploy its fleet to capitalise on opportunities for charter and regular passenger services.

The movements that Swissport handles have more than quadrupled since February through:

  • A new contract win at Adelaide Airport, Alliance’s third-busiest station
  • A 400% increase in services at Brisbane Airport, Alliance’s second-busiest station
  • The addition of Broome in Western Australia, and Mt Isa and Whitsunday Coast in Queensland to our Alliance network.

We first partnered with Alliance at Cairns Airport in 2008 and went on to work together in Brisbane, Broome, Emerald, Mackay, Rockhampton, Sunshine Coast and Townsville.

Swissport provides passenger and ramp handling services for the Alliance fleet of Fokker 50 turboprops and Fokker 70/100 jets. The airline recently announced the purchase of 14 Embraer E190 jets which will commence delivery from October 2020.

In 2019, Swissport International AG provided best-in-class airport ground services for some 265 million airline passengers and handled roughly 4.6 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 64,000 employees, achieved consolidated operating revenue of 2.99 billion euros in 2018. At the end of December 2019, Swissport was active at 300 airports in 47 countries on six continents.


Communications – Asia Pacific | Michelle Priebe | +61 435 196 938 |


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