Swissport, IAG ink three-year deal at Berlin Airport
Swissport and IAG have signed a three-year contract covering airport ground services for the airlines of IAG at the new Berlin Brandenburg International Airport in the German capital.
Swissport and IAG have signed a three-year contract covering
airport ground services for the airlines of IAG at the new Berlin Brandenburg
International Airport in the German capital. Since the opening of the new
airport, Swissport has been growing its customer base to currently 17 airlines,
providing them with a full range of ground services.
A British Airways flight to London Heathrow was the first
flight under the new agreement with the British-Spanish airline group at the
new Berlin Brandenburg International Airport. The 3-year contract covers
airport ground services for flights of British Airways, Iberia and Vueling,
including passenger services at check-in and gates, ramp handling, baggage
loading and pushback services, as well as aircraft cleaning. The cooperation
starts with three flights every weekend in March and will be extended to two
daily flights from 1 April 2021.
“We are honored by the trust placed in us by IAG and their
airlines at our new base in Berlin,“ says Carsten Zuberbier, Managing Director
of Swissport in Berlin. „Our customers can rely on our quality services and the
full dedication of our passenger service and ramp agents. As the first-choice
partner for airlines around the world, Swissport supports the restart of
aviation on the ground as the sector emerges from the Covid-19 pandemic.”
Since moving operations from the former Tegel Airport to the
new BER Airport at the end of October 2020, Swissport has been steadily adding
international airline customers in Berlin. With a workforce of now some 200
employees, the company currently serves 17 airlines at Berlin airport.
Swissport also operates a modern air cargo warehouse at
Berlin Brandenburg. In 2020, Swissport served roughly one million passengers
and handled some 7.400 tons of air cargo in Berlin.