Swissport has appointed Mike Byrom as its new chief operating officer for the US and Canada. Byrom, who succeeds Nelson Camacho, has more than 25 years of experience at North American airlines. He will be responsible for Swissport’s operational service delivery in the two countries, with the aim of achieving an accelerated domestic expansion of the business.

“We are delighted to welcome Mike Byrom aboard as chief operating officer for the US and Canada,” said Camacho, who was promoted to the role of CEO US and Canada in July 2023. “With his vast experience focusing on the delivery of clockwork airport operations on the airline side, he is well prepared to take Swissport’s operational performance to the next level in terms of safety, reliability, customer centricity and consistent operational excellence.”

Byrom was latterly at Spirit Airlines, where he served as vice president of airport and crew services. In the role, he oversaw more than 6,000 workers across 90 locations in the US, Latin America, and the Caribbean. Byrom began his aviation career at WestJet, where he served as director of guest experience, director of Canadian airports, and director of airport operations support.

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