Ground Handling

A Brussels Airport love story: and she said yes!

Love was definitely in the air this week at Brussels Airport: Sébastien, working at Swissport Belgium, anxiously waited at a just-docked TUI Fly Belgium...

Virgin Atlantic chooses Menzies Aviation for cargo handling in Australia

Virgin Atlantic Cargo has awarded a three-year cargo handling contract to Menzies Aviation in Australia. The new agreement saw Menzies take over Virgin Atlantic’s cargo...

“As red cap for Swissport Belgium, the airport no longer holds any secrets”

A job at the center of the action at the airport? For Melanie Kuijpens, red cap at Swissport Belgium, every day is an adventure....

Cerberus Capital Management to acquire ground handler Worldwide Flight Services (WFS)

Cerberus Capital Management, L.P. (“Cerberus”) today announced that one of its affiliates has entered into an agreement to acquire Worldwide Flight Services (“WFS”) from...

Singapore Airlines extends cargo handling contracts with WFS in France and the UK

Singapore Airlines has renewed its cargo handling contracts with Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) in Paris and London. In France, WFS provides handling services for the...

WFS grows its Scandinavian client portfolio with three new contracts in Denmark and Sweden

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) is continuing to grow its client portfolio in Scandinavia after being awarded three new airline cargo handling contracts in Denmark...

Lufthansa Group chooses WFS for ramp handling in Newark

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) has won a three-year contract to provide ramp handling for Lufthansa Group’s flights at Newark Liberty International Airport. Under the terms...

Swissport opens Aspire Business Lounge at Cork Airport

Ireland’s first Aspire airport business lounge officially opened today (7 June) at Cork Airport. Operated by Swissport, investment in the lounge at Ireland’s second...

Swissport serves a record 250 million passengers and handles 4.7 million tonnes of air cargo in 2017

In 2017 Swissport International Ltd. increased the number of passengers served on behalf of its airline clients to some 250 million (up 8.7% on...

Brussels Airport is expecting a Swissport baggage handling strike on 23 March

Tomorrow Friday 23 March a national demonstration is held. As a result, baggage handling by Swissport may be disrupted. Flights that are handled by Aviapartner,...

New ground handling licences at Brussels Airport granted to Aviapartner, Swissport, dnata, LSG Skychefs and Newrest Servair

Brussels Airport Company has granted the licences for 5 restricted categories of ground handling services at the airport, i.e. the handling of passenger and...
Cargo Loading on a 747F

Aviapartner baggage handlers on wildcat strike at Amsterdam Schiphol

Employees of ground handler Aviapartner have spontaneously stopped working this morning at Schiphol Amsterdam airport. According to a union representative at FNV Luchtvaart there has...

Wildcat strike of Aviapartner baggage handlers at Brussels Airport – Return to normal on Saturday

Aviapartner employees have "spontaneously" stopped working at Brussels Airport on 26 November, causing disruptions in baggage handling. Brussels Airport informed passengers that if their flight...
Cargo Loaded at Brussels Airport

Aviapartner Belgium asks Council of State to cancel temporary licence at Brussels Airport

Aviapartner Belgium has written a letter to the Belgian Council of State as they are unhappy about the temporary licence at Brussels Airport. The...

Swissport staff shortage at Brussels Airport; flight delays up to two hours

Past few days air traffic at Brussels Airport has been severely disturbed by the heavy snowfall, but even on Wednesday there are still delays,...

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...