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Swissport signs MOU with Western Sydney Airport

Swissport has entered a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Western Sydney Airport to design concepts for an on-airport freight precinct and begin discussions about potential operations. Joining Swissport signing up to work with Western Sydney Airport on the air freight hub are Australia Post (including StarTrack), DB Schenker, DHL Express, DSV Air and Sea, FedEx,…
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190711 Swissport contract renewal.

Swissport and Tigerair Australia extend partnership

Tigerair Australia has confirmed Swissport as ground handling partner for its domestic network, extending a successful 11-year partnership. Swissport will continue to exclusively provide full ground handling services at Tigerair’s 12 Australian airports for an initial three-year term with the opportunity for another two years. Swissport Senior VP Pacific Rob D’Alessio said the renewal recognises…
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Swissport’s Julie Rogers named Virgin Australia Brand Ambassador

Julia Rogers from Swissport’s Gold Coast team has been selected as a Virgin Australia Brand Ambassador for her outstanding contribution within the Service Excellence category. Julia was recognised for her ongoing efforts but with special mention of a kind gesture in January this year where she opened her home to some elderly passengers who were…
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Swissport trials wearable tech for safer manual handling

Leading aviation ground handler Swissport is trialling an innovative new wearable technology product to help boost manual handling safety for the company’s ramp and customer service workforce. As part of the trial, Swissport’s Melbourne Airport employees will be offered a small (30mm x 50mm x 10mm) lightweight SoterSpine device to clip to their collar to…
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Skycare’s Raynor Simich awarded Base Commander’s Commendation

Skycare’s Raynor Simich has received a Base Commander’s Commendation for “displaying outstanding zeal and devotion to duty” to the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF). Group Captain DJ Hunt, Base Commander Auckland, awarded the commendation to Raynor who manages military and government operations for Skycare, Swissport’s Oceania-based FBO and corporate handling division. Peter McNally, General Manager…
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Nien-Tzu supports Hawaiian Airlines at Haneda Airport

Auckland’s Nien-Tzu Chen is currently in Japan, supporting Swissport’s Haneda Airport team with the launch of Hawaiian Airlines services. We invited Nien-Tzu (pictured above centre with Hawaiian Airlines trainers Pua and Laezel) to share some insights into her international experience. Nien-Tzu, where are you currently, and what are you up to? I am in Tokyo…
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Swissport Pacific Annual Award winners celebrated 

Swissport Pacific Annual Awards winners were honoured at a ceremony and dinner on Wednesday night in Brisbane. Senior Vice President Pacific Rob D’Alessio presented trophies to the winners in front of support office team members, acknowledging their incredible success despite tough competition. “Each of our award winners – the teams and individuals – has gone…
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From Perth to Narita, Japan: A chat with Swissport’s Kate Langdale

Swissport’s Kate Langdale has swapped Perth for Narita, Japan for a ten-week project working with the local Swissport team. We asked Kate to share some insights from her first couple of weeks. Kate, can you tell us where you are and what you are doing? I am currently in Narita, Japan (NRT) for a ten-week period…
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Q&A: Bringing Swissport Cargo Services to Australia

Swissport is a world-leading cargo services provider with a global network and presence at 104 airports. We handle 4.7 million cargo tonnes per year at our 133 warehouses around the globe. With the 2018 acquisition of Aerocare in Australia and New Zealand, we are now looking to broaden that cargo network across the Pacific region.…
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