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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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Enterprise agreement approved by FWC for Swissport employees

The Fair Work Commission (FWC) has approved Swissport’s collective agreement for its 2,600 airport ground services employees. The agreement was originally endorsed by more than 91 per cent of Swissport employees following more than 80 direct consultation sessions across 25 airports nationally. Swissport Senior Vice President Pacific Rob D’Alessio said the news was a major…
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Swissport partners with Citilink Indonesia at Avalon

Swissport will provide ground services for Citilink Indonesia’s new daily Melbourne Avalon Airport - Denpasar return service. A subsidiary of Garuda, Citilink inaugural flight QG560 touched down on Saturday 25 January welcomed with Balinese dancing, Citilink branded cupcakes and special guests and Avalon stakeholders. The state-of-the-art Airbus A320NEO, carrying 178 passengers and cargo will arrive…
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Swissport in the spotlight at International Zero Emission Bus Conference

Swissport’s electric bussing operations were in the spotlight at the International Zero Emission Bus Conference in San Francisco on 26-27 September. Swissport Brisbane Operations Manager Luke Morrison was invited to present by the Centre for Transportation and the Environment (CTE) following their visit to Swissport’s bus operation at Brisbane Airport. “CTE was impressed by how…
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Swissport Executive Aviation launches in Auckland

Swissport’s growth in the Asia-Pacific region has received another boost with the launch of Swissport Executive Aviation at Auckland Airport, New Zealand. Swissport Executive Aviation is the new name for Skycare, the Auckland-based FBO and executive aviation arm of Aerocare, which Swissport acquired in March 2018. Swissport Executive Aviation’s network now connects with more than…
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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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