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QantasLink recognises Swissport Rockhampton for Best Freight Support

Swissport’s Rockhampton team has won the Best Freight Support Award at the recent QantasLink Annual Ground Handling Conference. Pictured is Freight Agent Lyle La Rance with Swissport Rockhampton Manager Airport Services Ryan Simonds. Swissport provides ground and freight services for QantasLink at nine Australian airports. Across Australia and New Zealand, Swissport operates at 32 airports,…
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Ramp Agent Tim Dower shortlisted for global ground handling award

Swissport’s Tim Dower has been shortlisted for the Unsung Hero category at the Pride of Ground Handling Awards, presented by Ground Handling International (GHI) magazine. Swissport Senior Vice President Pacific Rob D’Alessio said Tim was regarded as one of the Gold Coast Airport team’s most safety-focussed and compliance-motivated individuals, and late last year Tim answered…
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Swissport to open its first Aspire Lounge in Australia

Swissport International is developing its lounge business in the Asia-Pacific region. The first lounge under the Aspire brand will open at Perth Airport in Western Australia mid next year. Swissport International is introducing its Aspire lounge brand in Australia with the opening of its most modern airport lounge at Perth Airport (PER). The Swiss market…
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Chair donation helps spinal cord injury patients gain travel confidence

Patients who have recently sustained life-changing spinal cord injuries can now be more prepared for airline travel when they leave hospital, with direct access to equipment that is used on aircraft. Swissport, the world’s leading provider of airport ground services and air cargo handling, recently donated an aisle chair to the Princess Alexandra Hospital’s Spinal…
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Swissport signs MOU with Western Sydney Airport

Swissport has entered a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Western Sydney Airport to design concepts for an on-airport freight precinct and begin discussions about potential operations. Joining Swissport signing up to work with Western Sydney Airport on the air freight hub are Australia Post (including StarTrack), DB Schenker, DHL Express, DSV Air and Sea, FedEx,…
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Swissport and Tigerair Australia extend partnership

Tigerair Australia has confirmed Swissport as ground handling partner for its domestic network, extending a successful 11-year partnership. Swissport will continue to exclusively provide full ground handling services at Tigerair’s 12 Australian airports for an initial three-year term with the opportunity for another two years. Swissport Senior VP Pacific Rob D’Alessio said the renewal recognises…
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Swissport’s Julie Rogers named Virgin Australia Brand Ambassador

Julia Rogers from Swissport’s Gold Coast team has been selected as a Virgin Australia Brand Ambassador for her outstanding contribution within the Service Excellence category. Julia was recognised for her ongoing efforts but with special mention of a kind gesture in January this year where she opened her home to some elderly passengers who were…
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Swissport trials wearable tech for safer manual handling

Leading aviation ground handler Swissport is trialling an innovative new wearable technology product to help boost manual handling safety for the company’s ramp and customer service workforce. As part of the trial, Swissport’s Melbourne Airport employees will be offered a small (30mm x 50mm x 10mm) lightweight SoterSpine device to clip to their collar to…
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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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