Swissport wins easyJet handling contract at Belfast

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Swissport has been awarded a five-year ground handling contract by long-term partner easyJet at Belfast International airport, commencing March 2019.

The handler will provide passenger and baggage handling services as well as aircraft de-icing for nearly 5m passengers during the 2019 financial year. On the ramp, Swissport will handle over 16,500 easyJet flights a year, serving 35 routes from Belfast International.

The new contract follows the handler’s recent win of another easyJet contract at Liverpool airport, furthering the pair’s long-standing co-operation. Swissport now provides ground services to easyJet at 19 airports in the UK, Germany, Switzerland, Finland, Spain, Morocco and Israel.

Alberto Santamarta, Head of Ground Ops UK and Europe at easyJet said: “The Swissport team has been providing a high level of service for easyJet at Belfast International for the last five years and we are delighted to be extending our partnership into a new contract term. As the largest airline in Belfast International it’s important that we can count on a high-level of consistent service from our partners and for our valued customers.”

Luzius Wirth, EVP EMEA at Swissport said: “The renewal of our partnership with easyJet in Belfast is testimony to the hard work and dedication shown every day by our team. We now look forward to enhancing our business further with exciting new innovations and product enhancements that will further optimise our performance for both easyJet and its customers.”

Swissport recently reported that the number of passengers handled on behalf of its airline clients increased to 132m in the first half of 2018, up 10% from 2017.

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