Swissport International has added Al-Ula Airport to its growing network in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Officially known as Prince Abdul Majeed bin Abdulaziz International Airport, Al-Ula (ULH) is Swissport’s sixth airport in the Kingdom. The first Al-Ula flight serviced by Swissport was a Royal Jordanian flight arriving from Queen Alia International Airport in Amman, Jordan.

Swissport will provide Royal Jordanian with passenger services and ramp handling at Al-Ula. Initially, Swissport will handle two weekly flights to and from Amman. The company expects flight volumes in Saudi Arabia to grow significantly.

“With ASYAD Holding, our Saudi joint-venture partner, we have ambitious plans and are committed to contributing towards the Saudi Vision 2030, which will place the Kingdom’s aviation sector in the ivy league of global aviation,” said Dirk Goovaerts, Swissport’s CEO for Continental Europe, Middle East, and Africa.


A strategic partnership

Swissport recently joined forces with ASYAD Holding, a diversified, family-owned Saudi holding group with significant business activities in and outside Saudi Arabia across multiple sectors including aviation and infrastructure. The new strategic partnership is aimed at further accelerating Swissport’s growth in the largest economy in the Middle East. The company plans to further expand its Saudi presence in air cargo handling, airport ground services and in the lounge hospitality business, in particular also with Saudi carriers.

Al-Ula serves an increasingly popular tourist destination
Al-Ula serves an increasingly popular tourist destination Swissport