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Swissport streamlines regional structure

Effective 1 January 2019, Swissport International AG will consolidate its existing regional structure from nine management regions to three. Glenn Rutherford, currently in charge of Swissport in Australia and New Zealand, has been appointed to a new role heading up the greater Asia-Pacific region (APAC). As Executive Vice President Asia Pacific, Glenn will join Swissport…
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Cebu Pacific awards Swissport’s Damien Dirienzo

Swissport’s Damien Dirienzo has received the ‘Soldier of Service’ Award from Cebu Pacific at the airline’s International Station Managers' Conference. The “Soldier of Service” award is described as a special recognition given to someone who showcases the characteristics of a follower, a leader, a commando of service. Mark Abiog, Cebu Pacific Area Manager - Airport…
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Video: Pushback of an Edelweiss Airbus A340-300

The Swissport team at Zurich Airport, Switzerland has provided a rare and up-close look at what is in involved in pushing back an aircraft in this stunning video. Swissport is pushing back an Edelweiss Airbus A340-300. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZiRSNzb6sI Swissport International AG, on behalf of more than 850 client-companies, provides best-in-class airport ground services for some 265…
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Air New Zealand partnership commences in Melbourne

Swissport’s long-term partnership with Air New Zealand has commenced with ground handling services underway in Melbourne. Air New Zealand selected Swissport as its Australian ground handler following a highly competitive tender process and audit of operations, described by Swissport Pacific CEO Glenn Rutherford as “a huge vote of confidence in the Swissport business in Australia…
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Swissport supports air force cadets at Brisbane Airport

Swissport’s Brisbane teams enjoyed supporting an airside familiarisation day for the Royal Australian Air Force cadets at Brisbane Airport on Saturday. Swissport Pacific CEO Glenn Rutherford said the events allowed cadets get up close to the various aircraft and enjoy individual time in the cockpits with the captains. “It’s fantastic to hear of the support…
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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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