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Skycare’s Raynor Simich awarded Base Commander’s Commendation

Skycare’s Raynor Simich has received a Base Commander’s Commendation for “displaying outstanding zeal and devotion to duty” to the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF). Group Captain DJ Hunt, Base Commander Auckland, awarded the commendation to Raynor who manages military and government operations for Skycare, Swissport’s Oceania-based FBO and corporate handling division. Peter McNally, General Manager…
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Nien-Tzu supports Hawaiian Airlines at Haneda Airport

Auckland’s Nien-Tzu Chen is currently in Japan, supporting Swissport’s Haneda Airport team with the launch of Hawaiian Airlines services. We invited Nien-Tzu (pictured above centre with Hawaiian Airlines trainers Pua and Laezel) to share some insights into her international experience. Nien-Tzu, where are you currently, and what are you up to? I am in Tokyo…
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Swissport Pacific Annual Award winners celebrated 


Swissport Pacific Annual Awards winners were honoured at a ceremony and dinner on Wednesday night in Brisbane. Senior Vice President Pacific Rob D’Alessio presented trophies to the winners in front of support office team members, acknowledging their incredible success despite tough competition. “Each of our award winners – the teams and individuals – has gone…
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From Perth to Narita, Japan: A chat with Swissport’s Kate Langdale

Swissport’s Kate Langdale has swapped Perth for Narita, Japan for a ten-week project working with the local Swissport team. We asked Kate to share some insights from her first couple of weeks. Kate, can you tell us where you are and what you are doing? I am currently in Narita, Japan (NRT) for a ten-week period…
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Q&A: Bringing Swissport Cargo Services to Australia

Swissport is a world-leading cargo services provider with a global network and presence at 104 airports. We handle 4.7 million cargo tonnes per year at our 133 warehouses around the globe. With the 2018 acquisition of Aerocare in Australia and New Zealand, we are now looking to broaden that cargo network across the Pacific region.…
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Swissport Gold Coast wins global QHSE award

Swissport’s Gold Coast team has won one of the company’s four QHSE Global Awards for their “over and above innovative approach” to handling of the 2018 Commonwealth Games. The 2nd Annual Swissport Global QSHE Awards received 272 nominations from around the world, which were voted on by 33,715 staff members. The Quality Award for Passenger…
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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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