Swissport awarded five-year handling contract by easyJet at Zurich Airport

posted on 5th June 2019 by Justin Burns

Swissport has won a five-year contract for easyJet business at Zurich Airport and will start ground handling on 1 September 2019.

The contract complements Swissport’s existing business with the airline in Geneva and at Basel‘s EuroAirport. Swissport will service some 120 daily easyJet flights at the three Swiss airports combined. On a global level easyJet relies on Swissport’s ground services at 19 airports.

The contract initially covers passenger services (check-in, gate and ticketing) and ramp handling (aircraft movement/push-back and cleaning).

“We are extremely pleased to win back easyJet in Zurich after a three year pause,“ said Willy Ruf, Swissport’s senior vice president for Central Europe.

“Swissport and easyJet look back on a long-standing and successful partnership and a deeply integrated cooperation at airports across Europe. Both partners can benefit from the joint know-how and experience built over many years,“ he added.

Swissport services some 70 easyJet flights daily in Geneva and over 40 daily flights at Basel’s EuroAirport. In Zurich the carrier operates 10 daily flights. The Zurich contract follows recent new business awarded to Swissport in Liverpool and in Belfast.

Swissport provides ground services to easyJet at 19 airports in the UK, Germany, Switzerland, Finland, Spain, Morocco and Israel.

Swissport International AG, on behalf of more than 850 client-companies, provides airport ground services for some 282 million passengers annually and handles approximately 4.8 million tonnes of air cargo at 122 warehouses globally.