Swissport opens 8,000 sq.m cargo centre in Vienna
Swissport handled around 70,000 tonnes of air cargo at Vienna Airport in 2021.
Swissport has inaugurated an 8,000 sq.m. air cargo centre near Vienna Airport – its second facility to serve air cargo customers in Vienna.
"The new facility is connected with Swissport's on-airport cargo centre by a dedicated electric truck, the first of its kind in Swissport's growing global network of air cargo centres," according to an official statement.
The newly built 8,000 sq.m facility is located in the DLH SkyLog Park in Fischamend in the immediate vicinity of Vienna Airport. Swissport is one of the first movers to the DLH SkyLog Park. The state-of-the-art building also features a 900,000-kWh photovoltaic system.
"We have invested in this state-of-the-art 8,000 sq.m air cargo centre to support our growth ambitions in forwarder handling, and of course to serve existing and new airline customers with an even better product," says Dirk Goovaerts, Global Cargo Chair, Swissport. "We are very excited to more than double our capacity in Vienna and now have the infrastructure in place to support our vertical integration plans."
Henning Dieter, Head of Swissport Cargo Services Germany and Austria, added: "We are pioneering e-mobility in air cargo handling here in Vienna together with Mercedes, Siemens, XL Forwarding & Transports and the Austrian Federal Ministry of Climate Action. The public charger available supports sustainable mobility as the dedicated Swissport e-truck shuttles air cargo between our two terminals at Vienna International."
Swissport handled around 70,000 tonnes of air cargo at Vienna Airport in 2021. Within Austria, Swissport also operates a 3,500 sq.m. airside air cargo centre in a joint venture with Graz Airport.