Ground Handling

Brussels Airlines renews handling contract with Swissport for three years

The Board of Directors of SN AirHolding has approved the renewal of the handling contract between Brussels Airlines and Swissport Belgium. The current handling contract...

A short work stoppage of Swissport check-in staff at Amsterdam Schiphol

This morning (Sunday 3 December) at 11:00 Swissport check-in staff at Amsterdam Schiphol airport held a short 20-minutes work stoppage. The employees are complaining...

Swissport Belgium CEO Pieter Van den Nieuwenhuizen will leave the company at the end of March 2018

During the staff council this morning, Swissport Belgium CEO Pieter Van den Nieuwenhuizen has informed the unions that he will leave the company at...

Swissport Belgium and the trade unions are committed to a better social climate

ACV/CSC-Transcom, ACLVB/CGSLB, BTB-ABVV/UBT-FGTB and the management of Swissport Belgium note that there have been regular social conflicts in Swissport in recent years. Both the...

Amadeus Altea, the computer check-in system used by 125 airlines worldwide, has crashed, delaying thousands of passengers

Passengers are currently facing delays at check-in and boarding as Altéa, the computer system used by 125 airlines worldwide has crashed. Altéa is used for...

Left luggage is spreading a terrible smell at the arrivals hall

Two weeks after the Swissport baggage handler strike at Brussels Airport, a lot of passengers didn't reclaim their luggages yet. Some of these luggages...

Two passengers that travelled through Brussels Airport during the Swissport baggage handler strike wrote a report

Ten days ago, a Swissport baggage handler strike broke out at Brussels airport. Thousands of pieces of luggage were left stranded at the airport;...

Aftermath of Swissport handlers strike at Brussels Airport: how to retrieve delayed baggage?

As a consequence of the strike of Swissport Belgium workers, approximately 17,000 pieces of baggage remained at Brussels Airport: half of them belong to...

[Update] Swissport baggage handlers at Brussels Airport have resumed work

The Swissport baggage handlers did not resume work this morning. Consequently, baggage handling for the airlines that are handled by Swissport is currently disrupted.Not all arriving baggage...

Wildcat strike by Swissport baggage handlers at Brussels Airport, 220 flights and 25,000 passengers affected

This Tuesday morning, a wildcat strike by Swissport baggage handlers broke out at Brussels airport The staff complained about the increased workload, the lack of...
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ACV-Transcom complains about staff shortages, inadequate equipment and abuse of one-day contracts at Aviapartner

Yesterday's meeting between Aviapartner management and the worker unions didn't go as planned, ACV-Transcom union wrote on their website. ACV-Transcom complained about staff shortages, inadequate...

Ryanair ends Swissport contract at Brussels Airport

This week Ryanair has informed Swissport that it will not renew its three-year contract for ground handling operations. The Ryanair-Swissport contract expires on February 28th....

Lack of Swissport staff or social actions: delayed flights and disgruntled passengers at Brussels Airport

Brussels Airlines tweeted this morning that due to social actions of the baggage handling partner Swissport, most of its flights were delayed between 30...