Interjet and Swissport Canada sign ground handling contract
10 / 07 / 2017
Swissport Canada has signed a contract with Mexican low cost carrier Interjet to provide ground handling services for the airline’s operations at Montreal Trudeau International Airport and Toronto Lester B. Pearson International Airport.
Swissport will provide Interjet with ground handling services including passenger and ramp handling, baggage services, operations coordination and load control. The airline will operate flights to Canada from both, Mexico City and Cancun.
The low-cost airline operates scheduled flights to Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America, North America and South America. Moreover, Interjet operates several charter flights throughout the American continent, mainly in the Caribbean.
“We know Swissport from prior experience, having worked together in the United States, Mexico and Latin America”, said Jose Olmedo Franco, airports director at Interjet.
He added: “Coming into a new market, one that we didn’t necessarily know, we felt it was important to partner with an experienced ground handler like Swissport on whom we could rely to ensure a successful take-off for our Canadian operations.”
Olivier Matthey, chief executive of Swissport Canada, stated: "We look forward to partnering with Interjet to ensure their operations in Canada is successful and long-lasting, and to promoting their future growth in this important market.”