Swissport wins long-term handling contract with airlines of the Lufthansa Group

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Swissport has been awarded a major long-term contract by the Lufthansa Group for Switzerland. The new contract secures significant business volumes. It covers passenger services and airport ramp handling for Lufthansa, Swiss International Air Lines, Austrian Airlines, and Edelweiss Air at the airports in Zurich, Geneva and Basel. The new seven-year contract with the Lufthansa Group runs from January 1, 2021 until December 31, 2027.

The win comes after a recent agreement for Qantas’ ground services at the three major Australian airports in Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra. Swissport is in the final stage of completing a financial restructuring and will emerge from the pandemic crisis with a strengthened balance sheet, which will see its ownership transferred to a group of new shareholders.

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