Swissport wins Lufthansa Cargo contract at London Heathrow Airport
Swissport has won a major cargo handling contract from the Lufthansa Group for London Heathrow Airport in the United Kingdom. With this win, the global leader in ground services and cargo handling now handles the German airline group’s cargo at all of its UK destinations.
The new contract complements the long-standing cooperation across the UK. Swissport now serves Lufthansa, SWISS and Austrian Airlines – all part of the Lufthansa Group – at all of their UK destinations along with landside trucking services.
"We are pleased to be able to offer our premium air cargo handling services to the Lufthansa Group at London Heathrow, where we handle around 11,000 tonnes per year for their airlines," said Jason Gaskell, Swissport's chief operating officer (Cargo) in the UK & Ireland. He added, "With the addition of London Heathrow, Lufthansa Group now relies on our services throughout its UK network, including trucking between all airports."
In the future, Swissport will handle air cargo for approximately 30 flights per week, connecting the hubs of Lufthansa, SWISS and Austrian Airlines in Frankfurt, Munich, Zurich and Vienna with the UK.
In the UK and Ireland, Swissport is a reliable partner for 184 airlines at 27 airports. Under the ASPIRE brand, Swissport provides lounge hospitality services at 21 airports in the UK and Ireland.