Swissport secures easyJet handling contract

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Swissport and easyJet have signed a new five-year contract covering airport ground services for 30 daily flights at easyJet’s hub at Berlin Brandenburg International airport.

From October 1, 2021, Swissport will provide full ground handling services for easyJet passengers at check-in and gate, and will also be responsible for aircraft handling on the apron, including baggage loading and pushback services. The new contract is valid until 2026.

In addition, easyJet renewed its contracts for airport ground handling with Swissport in Basel and Geneva by five years, retroactive from September 1, 2020. The British carrier had around a dozen aircraft based at each airport and represented around 50 percent of Swissport's volume in Basel and Geneva pre-COVID.

"We are honoured and grateful that easyJet has entrusted us with the handling of their hub in Berlin. The new contract is a sign of the trust we have been able to build together through our various collaborations across our network in Europe," said Willy Ruf, Senior Vice President Central & Eastern Europe at Swissport International. "Our teams on the ground in Berlin are excited to serve easyJet and its passengers and look forward to starting operations this fall."

Since starting operations at the new BER airport in late October 2020, Swissport Berlin has steadily added international airline customers, now serving 17 airlines at Berlin airport with around 200 employees.

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