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Swissport to move Belgium, The Netherlands and Denmark under one roof – Thierry Miremont new CEO

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Thierry Miremont has been appointed as CEO of Swissport’s activities in Belgium, the Netherlands and Denmark as of 5 January 2021. Following the successful...

[UPDATED] Swissport wins 7-year handling contract for Switzerland with airlines of the Lufthansa Group (except Brussels Airlines)

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Swissport has been awarded a major long-term contract by the Lufthansa Group for Switzerland. The new contract secures significant business volumes. It covers passenger...

Alyzia SAS is awarded the second licence for the baggage and ramp handling at Brussels Airport

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For the next five years, Alyzia will remain active as ground handler at Brussels Airport. Following a European tender process, the French ground handling...

WFS investment in Milan Malpensa earns Asiana Airlines’ cargo contract

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Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) has won the handling contract for Asiana Airlines’ freighter services at Milan-Malpensa Airport. The airline operates three Boeing 747 freighter flights...

Airpro and Aviator replace Swissport as handling partners for Finnair at Helsinki Airport

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Finnair has reached an agreement with Airpro and Aviator Finland on ground handling services at Helsinki Airport. In the future, the new partners will...

Swissport agrees comprehensive restructuring: creditors become majority shareholders

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Swissport has agreed to a comprehensive restructuring with creditors and shareholders, including a debt-for-equity swap and a new 500 million euros long-term debt facility....

WFS wins 5-year contract with Air France KLM Martinair Cargo and opens new cargo terminal at Brussels Airport

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Worldwide Flight Services’ (WFS) investment in state-of-the-art facilities as part of its long-term commitment to Brussels Airport has earned the world’s largest cargo handling...

New airline contracts for WFS ground handling in Spain

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Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) has won three new airline ground handling contracts in Spain. In Madrid, WFS is now providing ramp and cargo handling services...

Alitalia, first customer of new handler Alyzia at Brussels Airport from Wednesday 1 July

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Alitalia is the first airline to have contracted French handling company Alyzia at Brussels Airport, said Alyzia's boss Mounir Khablachi to Belga press agency...

Alyzia SAS gets a 6-month temporary ground handling licence at Brussels Airport

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Alyzia SAS can operate as a ground handling service provider at Brussels Airport for the next six months and will, therefore, receive a temporary...

Investments in airport pharma facilities paying off for WFS

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Worldwide Flight Services’ (WFS) investment in 12 dedicated pharma facilities at airports in Europe, the United States and Africa generated significant increases in time-...

Belgian ground handler Aviapartner gets 25 million euro lifeline from Belgian government

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The Belgian government has approved a 25 million euro loan to help Aviapartner overcome the Covid-19 crisis. The 6-year convertible loan will be granted...

Brussels Airport can handle 90% of the flights after the demise of Swissport

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Ninety percent of all flights at Brussels Airport can be handled, the operator of the national airport said on Thursday. Monday, 15 June, is...

No relaunch for bankrupt Swissport Belgium; 1,500 employees dismissed, 3 flights cancelled

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No relaunch for Brussels Airport ground handler Swissport, this is the sad news three curators assigned to rescue the bankrupt company told the unions...

Brussels Airport ground handler Swissport Belgium files for bankruptcy – nearly 1,500 jobs at stake

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This morning, the management of Swissport Belgium (Swissport Belgium SA/NV and Swissport Belgium Cleaning SA/NV) filed for bankruptcy, the ground handler said in a...

Brussels Airport opens ultramodern Animal Care & Inspection Centre for best possible care

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In order to offer the best possible service in the field of animal transport, Brussels Airport has invested in a brand-new ultramodern Animal Care...

WFS and Qatar Airways Cargo work side-by-side to race PPE supplies to hospitals in France

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Worldwide Flight Services’ (WFS) cargo handling team in Paris has been working tirelessly to rapidly process shipments of personal protective equipment (PPE) delivered by...

WFS helps South Korea thank Belgium’s volunteers for their support during the Korean War

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WFS in Brussels, Belgium, recently handled a special diplomatic shipment of 20,000 face masks for South Korea. The high-quality masks are a gift to...

No layoffs at Swissport Belgium now – A transformation plan at the end of June

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The management of Swissport Belgium (Swissport Belgium SA/NV and Swissport Belgium Cleaning SA/NV) assesses the situation from an operational and financial point of view...

In the midst of a worldwide aviation crisis, handler Aviapartner becomes Belgian again

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Laurent Levaux, chairman of the Board of Directors of Aviapartner, along with a few other managers, has bought the shares from American investment fund...

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