January 22, 2020: Air Tanzania has commissioned Swissport to handle their entire hub operation at the airports of Dar es Salaam and Kilimanjaro. The new agreement includes a comprehensive service catalogue for airport ground services, air cargo handling, and aviation security.
Starting this month at the airports of Dar es Salaam and Kilimanjaro, Swissport will provide check-in and gate services, baggage handling, moving of aircraft, cargo loading and aviation security services for 21 flights daily. The new partnership further expands the company’s growing presence on the African continent.
“We are delighted that Air Tanzania has chosen to rely on Swissport’s high quality, reliable and efficient operational services at its hub airports in Dar es Salaam and Kilimanjaro,” said Jeroen de Clercq, head of Sub-Saharan Africa and Israel at Swissport International. “With their fast-growing fleet of modern aircraft, Air Tanzania is the undisputed leader in the Tanzanian aviation market and we are excited to support them.”
Swissport staff will be servicing B787 Dreamliners, A220s and Bombardier Q400 aircraft for Air Tanzania, which the carrier operates to ten Tanzanian and six international destinations.
At the end of September 2019, Swissport was active at 307 airports in 48 countries on six continents.