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Airport Safety Week 2020 wraps up

That’s a wrap on Airport Safety Week 2020! Swissport teams from around Australia and New Zealand joined with their airport colleagues for events and activities with the theme “We are in this together”. The campaign is a collaboration between the Australian Airports Association (AAA) and the NZ Airports Association (NZ Airports). It’s aimed at enhancing…
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Swissport tackles group-wide GSE refresh

When 2020 gives you lemons… This year we’ve had more downtime at our airports than we could have imagined and we've tried to use the spare moments to get ready for flying to pick back up. One project our team got right behind was making sure our fleet and equipment were looking super-fine. Thanks to…
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Swissport expands relationship with Alliance Airlines

Swissport’s Australian team has significantly expanded its relationship with Alliance Airlines, one of the few local airlines thriving through the COVID pandemic. Alliance is Australia’s leading air charter services operator, providing specialised services for the resources industry and other carriers across the Pacific region. The carrier has weathered the crisis better than most due to its fly-in, fly-out…
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Swissport agrees comprehensive restructuring

Swissport has agreed to a comprehensive restructuring with creditors and shareholders including a debt-for-equity swap and a new 500 million euros long-term debt facility. The restructuring will deliver a significant deleveraging for the company. Swissport has also finalized the 300 million euros additional interim facility. HIGHLIGHTS Lock-up agreement for comprehensive restructuring envisages debt-for-equity swap with…
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Swissport secures 300 million euros additional liquidity and reaches agreement ‘in principle’ on comprehensive restructuring

A group of senior secured creditors has committed to provide 300 million euros of interim liquidity to support operations through the completion of the restructuring. The agreement ‘in principle’ on a comprehensive restructuring includes significant deleveraging and a new 500 million euros long term debt facility, which will replace the interim facility. HIGHLIGHTS 300 million…
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Swissport celebrates two Australian Workplace Health & Safety Awards finalists

Swissport is celebrating two finalists in the Australian Workplace Health & Safety Awards (AWHSA) to be announced in a virtual ceremony next week. Annabel Limmer, a Customer Service Supervisor from Perth, has been recognised in the Emergency First-Aid Response category for efforts in resuscitating an airline guest experiencing cardiac arrest. After noticing a guest looking…
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Australian aviation sector on the cusp of collapse

CRITICAL but forgotten parts of the aviation industry are seeking a $125 million lifeline from the Australian Government to ensure the safety and security of all Australians can be maintained once travel restrictions are lifted after COVID-19. Aviation ground operations play a critical role in protecting Australians from terrorists, illegal narcotics and organised crime, and…
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Swissport commences Qantas Group ground services in Launceston

Swissport has commenced ground services for the Qantas Group at Launceston Airport in Tasmania. Swissport Senior Vice President Pacific Rob D’Alessio said: “We are proud to expand our partnership with the Qantas Group and look forward to delivering in Launceston the safety, service, efficiency and quality the Group has come to expect from Swissport.” Swissport…
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Global QHSE award for Swissport wearable tech project

The trial of an innovative new wearable technology product to help boost manual handling safety has won one of four Swissport Global QHSE Awards. As part of the trial, employees are offered a small (30mm x 50mm x 10mm) lightweight SoterSpine device to clip to their collar to measure body movements and force. Wearers are alerted…
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