Swissport has again been awarded the license to provide airport ground services at Geneva International Airport in Switzerland.

In a competitive international tender process involving five participants, Swissport secured an extension of its existing license to operate at Geneva. The new license will run for seven years, from November 2023. It involves Swissport offering all airport ground services and air cargo logistics, including valuable handling.

"We are delighted to offer aviation services to our customers in Geneva for another seven years. The license renewal is a credit to our excellent staff, the high quality of our services and the stability of our operations, which are recognised by airlines in Geneva and around the world," said Bruno Stefani, CEO DACH, Italy and France.

Swissport has been operating at Geneva since 1997. The company currently employs around 1,100 people at the Swiss hub. In 2022, Swissport Geneva served over 5.5 million passengers and handled more than 45,000 flights and 29,000 tons of air cargo. With over 26 years of experience in Geneva, Swissport currently provides airport ground services and cargo handling to almost 70% of the airlines at Geneva Airport.

Beyond a consistent operational performance, Swissport has set itself ambitious sustainability targets. The electrification plan is already underway and the company aims to replace existing combustion engine vehicles with electric vehicles. Currently, the share of electric vehicles in Geneva is 47%, which is well above the global average, Swissport said. The company has committed to achieving a 55% share of electric vehicles globally by 2032.

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