Aviation services firm Swissport has won a major contract from Eurowings at the airline’s home base at Cologne Bonn Airport in Germany.

The new contract between Swissport and Eurowings, the leisure airline of the Lufthansa Group and Germany’s largest holiday carrier, will come into effect at Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN) in July 2022.

Swissport is expected to serve approximately 310 Eurowings flights per week, 16,000 flights a year. It will serve Eurowings passengers at check-in and at the gate, run the lost and found service as well as the ticket office, and also coordinate aircraft turnarounds for the Eurowings fleet at Cologne Bonn. Swissport is to recruit approximately 180 new employees as a result of the contract.

“It's a privilege for Swissport to support Eurowings with passenger services and aircraft turnaround coordination at such an important location,” said Philipp Frech, Swissport’s regional managing director of Germany and Austria. “At the same time, we are pleased to be able to create new jobs at the airport.”

The new passenger and turnaround coordination services will be an expansion of the long-standing collaboration between Swissport, Eurowings, and the Lufthansa Group. Currently, Swissport services Eurowings in Munich, Geneva, and Alicante, as well as at locations in Greece, Morocco and major gateways in the UK.