Swissport trims Belgian operation

Written by: Alwyn Brice |
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In the wake of several years of loss-making, Swissport Belgium and its cleaning subsidiary have filed for bankruptcy.

The news comes as no real surprise to the sector since the two entities have been propped up by the parent for some years. Attempts to realign the businesses have repeatedly failed, leaving the ground handler with little option but to close the facilities at Brussels airport. The COVID-19 pandemic, together with the loss of its biggest airline contract, put the seal on the decision.

The group’s cargo business at both Brussels and Liège airports are not affected by this decision and will continue as normal.

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