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Air NZ’s first A321 neo touches down in Cairns

Swissport Cairns Airport enjoyed welcoming Air New Zealand’s first Airbus A321neo (new engine option) which touched down on its delivery flight from Airbus’s Hamburg facility. The new aircraft will land in Auckland tonight after a four-day journey via Oman, Kuala Lumpur, and Cairns. The aircraft, with the tail registration ZK-NNA, is the first of 13…
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Global awards honour for Swissport’s Nick Ward

Swissport’s Nick Ward has been named a finalist in the GHI Pride of Ground Handling Awards, a new program to celebrate excellence across the globe. Nick is in the running for the Rising Star Award, which celebrates a leader under the age of 30, ideally “a go-getter with an ability to deliver results, inspire their…
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Tigerair Award recognises Swissport’s Abbey Treasure

Tigerair has presented Swissport Sydney Domestic Operations Coordinator Abbey Treasure with an 'Employee of the Moment Award’ in recognition of her leadership and dedication. Tigerair’s Regional Ground Services Manager Kathryn Owen said: “Abbey has been a huge ambassador for us in Sydney and has time and time again gone above and beyond in both leading…
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Swissport and Air New Zealand partner in Australia

AIR NEW ZEALAND TO WORK WITH SWISSPORT IN MELBOURNE, SYDNEY, BRISBANE AND PERTH Swissport has been appointed ground handler for Air New Zealand in four major airports in Australia, following a competitive tender focussed on safety, service and operational performance. The contract win means Swissport will handle 8,000 additional flights in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and…
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Cebu Pacific launches new Melbourne-Manila services

Cebu Pacific, the Philippines’ largest carrier, today launched Melbourne–Manila services. Cebu Pacific first entered the Australian market with a successful Sydney–Manila service in 2014 and since this time, tourism between the Philippines and Australia has increased by an average 16% yearly—from about 186,000 passengers in 2014 to over 413,000 as of April 2018. Swissport SVP…
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Swissport wins two Jetstar awards

Swissport has won two awards at Jetstar’s annual conference with Cory Roberts taking home the People’s Award and Hobart being recognised for service improvement. Cory Roberts manages Jetstar’s Auckland operation and was awarded for his efforts in supporting initiatives and the Jetstar product overall during the past 12 months. Swissport’s Hobart team was recognised for…
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Stars recognised at Melbourne Airport Excellence Awards

Lynn Young – a Supervisor with Swissport’s bussing business Carbridge – has been recognised at the Melbourne Airport Excellence Awards for service excellence in the Commercial Transport category. The award was presented by Lorie Argus, Melbourne Airport’s Chief of Parking and Ground Access at a gala dinner last Thursday, 19 July. Carbridge Melbourne Manager Andy…
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Aerocare becomes Swissport

Swissport President & Group CEO Eric Born officially launched Australia/NZ operations yesterday at Sydney Airport, also kicking off the rebranding of Aerocare. New uniforms and branding will be rolled out across Aerocare’s 32 Australia and New Zealand locations by the end of 2018. Following Aerocare’s acquisition in March 2018, the registered company name was changed…
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Tanabata celebrations with JAL in Melbourne

In Melbourne last week our Japan Airlines team helped celebrate Tanabata, or the star festival, which is one of Japan’s five traditional seasonal festivals. According to legend, each July 7 the weaver star and cow-herder star traverse the Milky Way to renew their ancient bond of love. In Japan, the lovers are celebrated with lively…
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New Virgin Australia Sydney – Hong Kong service kicks off

Virgin Australia yesterday launched a new Sydney – Hong Kong service, supported proudly by Aerocare on the ramp! Virgin Australia now operates 12 return services weekly from Australia to Hong Kong, with daily flights from Sydney and 5 flights per week from Melbourne. Aerocare is the largest ground handler within the Australian and New Zealand region,…
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