Oct 25, 2016: Swissport Saudi Arabia, a subsidiary of Swissport International has signed a contract with Gulf Air to provide ground handling services for the airline’s Saudi operations in all of: King Khaled International Airport in Riyadh, King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah and King Fahd International Airport in Dammam. The agreement with Gulf Air followed a rigorous selection process. Gulf Air is the second carrier in the gulf to appoint Swissport Saudi Arabia for its ground handling services in the Kingdom.
Swissport Saudi Arabia’s Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Thomas Bommer stated "We are proud to be able to assist Gulf Air with professional ground handling services. A key feature of the collaboration with Gulf Air will be a high degree of customer focus and innovation that we intend to bring to the operation. We see a great potential for continuing to expand this partnership in the future as well.” To ready the organization across the Kingdom Swissport Saudi Arabia has brought in a sizeable number of Ground support equipment and recruited additional 250 experienced aviation staff, besides strengthening the current set-up with a number of key position appointments.
Gulf Air connects Bahrain to the world and, as such, is a key national infrastructure asset, serving as a powerful driver for the economy and supporting the Kingdom’s on-going economic growth.