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Swissport luggage handlers at Manchester Airport filmed while throwing luggage from a Ryanair aircraft

On 20 September, Swissport luggage handlers at Manchester Airport were filmed while one handler was "throwing" luggage from a Ryanair flight from Malaga into...

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...

“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....

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,...
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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...
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...

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...

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...