Swissport wins seven-year extension for Geneva airport ground handling

Swissport’s ground handling licence at Geneva International Airport has been extended by seven years after a competitive international tender process with five participants.

The new licence at the Swiss hub will run until October 2030. It entitles Swissport to offer all airport ground services and air cargo logistics, including handling valuable consignments.

Said Bruno Stefani, CEO for DACH (Germany, Austria and Switzerland), Italy and France: “We are delighted to offer aviation services to our customers in Geneva for another seven years. The licence renewal is a credit to our excellent staff, the high quality of our services and the stability of our operations, which are recognized by airlines in Geneva and around the world,”

Swissport has been operating at Geneva airport since 1997. The company currently employs a total of around 1,100 people in Geneva.

In 2022, Swissport Geneva served over 5.5m passengers, handling more than 45,000 flights and 29,000 tons of air cargo.

With over 26 years of experience in Geneva, Swissport currently provides airport ground services and cargo handling to almost 70% of the airlines at Geneva.

Swissport has set itself ambitious sustainability targets. The electrification plan is already underway and aims to replace existing combustion engine vehicles with electric vehicles.

Currently, the share of electric vehicles in Geneva is 47%, which is well above the global average.

The company has committed to achieving a 55% share of electric vehicles globally by 2032.

Swissport is the only ground handling service provider in Switzerland to have a collective labour agreement.

Based on this social partnership, Swissport was able to renew the collective labour agreements with its social partners in March 2022.

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