Swissport expands in Chile with major SKY Airline contract

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Swissport has secured a major contract with Chilean low-cost carrier SKY Airline to provide airport ground services and cargo handling at all 15 airports the carrier serves in the country.

The contract includes serving passengers at check-in and gates, handling aircraft on the ramp, managing lost and found, and loading and unloading cargo.

With this five-year contract, Swissport is adding 35,000 annual flights in Chile, representing 190% growth from around 19,000 flights currently.

“We are thrilled to have secured this significant contract with Sky Airline, which will establish Swissport as the leading service provider in Chile,” said Guillermo Alonso, managing director of Swissport in Mercosur.

“With our dedicated teams across Chile, we will provide Sky Airline with the highest standards of quality, efficiency, and reliability. We look forward to expanding our operations in this dynamic market.”

In Chile, with approximately 800 employees, Swissport currently provides ground handling services at eight airports (Arica, Calama, Copiapó, Concepción, Temuco, Puerto Natales, Punta Arenas, and the largest Chilean hub in Santiago).

With the start of the operations under the new contract, Swissport will expand its presence in Chile at seven additional airports (Iquique, Antofagasta, La Serena, Valdivia, Osorno, Puerto Montt, Balmaceda).

Beyond Chile, Swissport offers its services to regional and international airlines in South America – in Argentina (9 airports), Perú (8 airports), Uruguay (2 airports), Ecuador (4 airports) and Brazil (16 airports).

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Rebecca Jeffrey

Rebecca Jeffrey
New to aviation journalism, I joined Air Cargo News in late 2021 as deputy editor. I previously worked for Mercator Media’s six maritime sector magazines as a reporter, heading up news for Port Strategy. Prior to this, I was editor for Recruitment International (now TALiNT International). Contact me on: [email protected]