Swissport wins Lufthansa cargo deal at Heathrow

Swissport in the UK has won a contract to handle the Lufthansa Group’s cargo volumes at Heathrow Airport.

Swissport said the contract win meant it now handles the German airline group’s cargo at all of its UK destinations, this includes Lufthansa, SWISS and Austrian Airlines.

“We are pleased to be able to offer our premium air cargo handling services to the Lufthansa Group at London Heathrow, where we handle around 11,000 tons per year for their airlines,” said Jason Gaskell, Swissport’s chief operating officer (Cargo) in the UK & Ireland.

“With the addition of London Heathrow, Lufthansa Group now relies on our services throughout its UK network, including trucking between all airports.”

Swissport will handle air cargo for approximately 30 flights per week, connecting the hubs of Lufthansa, SWISS and Austrian Airlines in Frankfurt, Munich, Zurich and Vienna with the UK.

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Damian Brett

Damian Brett
I have been writing about the freight and logistics industry since 2007 when I joined International Freighting Weekly to cover the shipping sector.After a stint in PR, I have gone on to work for Containerisation International and Lloyds List - where I was editor of container shipping - before joining Air Cargo News in 2015.Contact me on [email protected]