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Swissport extends contract with Fiji Airways in New Zealand

Swissport has extended its partnership with Fiji Airways in New Zealand, proudly supporting the airline’s recent re-start of operations in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.

Fiji Airways has appointed Swissport its New Zealand ground handling partner for an additional three years, providing full ramp and passenger services. Commencing 16 December 2021, Swissport supports daily flights from Auckland to Fiji (Nadi) utilising the Airbus A330 aircraft, three flights a week from Christchurch on its Boeing 737 Max, and two flights a week from Wellington utilising its Boeing 737 MAX.

“We are delighted to extend our relationship with Fiji’s national carrier,” said Brad Moore, Swissport’s Managing Director Australasia. “We have supported Fiji Airways for several years in New Zealand and are honoured to be playing a bigger role in the restart of flying between the two countries, helping, reunite families and re-open the popular leisure market. This extension further cements our reputation as the region’s highest quality and safest domestic and international ground handler.”

Fiji Airways Managing Director & CEO Mr Andre Viljoen said: ”As we eagerly await Kiwis looking to travel to Fiji and Fijians looking to travel once entry requirements are eased in the new year, we expect to ramp up our flights from Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington quite significantly. We’re delighted to extend our partnership with Swissport in this lead-up towards the return of leisure and business travel between New Zealand and Fiji.”

Swissport proudly supports Fiji Airways throughout New Zealand and in the United States.

In 2020, Swissport International AG provided best-in-class airport ground services for some 82 million airline passengers (preCovid 2019: 265 million) and handled roughly 4.1 million tons of air freight (2019: 4.6 million) at over 100 cargo warehouses worldwide. Several of its warehouses have been certified for pharmaceutical logistics by IATA’s CEIV Pharma and by the British MHRA. The world’s leader in airport ground services and air cargo handling, with currently around 43,000 employees, was active at 280 airports in 45 countries on six continents at the end of October 2021.

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Michelle Priebe, Communications Manager – APAC, michelle.priebe@swissport.com, +61 435 196 938

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