Swissport expands air cargo services in Austria

by MM&D Online Staff

Swissport International, which provides ground and air cargo services to the aviation industry, and the Graz airport in Austria (Flughafen Graz Betriebs GmbH)are forming a joint venture with the aim of providing air cargo services at Graz Airport. The start of the operations is planned for the beginning of 2016.

Swissport Cargo Services Graz will provide comprehensive cargo services at Graz Airport in Austria. The newly formed joint venture will handle approximately 10,000 tonnes of air cargo per year for its customers – airlines and freight-forwarders. Clients at Graz Airport will benefit from further improved quality standards paired with local know-how and established infrastructures. The operational setup will remain as it is.

The JV is located on the premises of the airport, offering direct access and handling facilities for air cargo.

“We are proud partners in this joint venture”, said Philipp Joeinig, Executive Vice President Europe at Swissport International. “What makes this cooperation special is the fact that we can build on existing as well as future client relations in order to expand our cargo offering in Austria from Vienna to Graz and beyond that in the future. We are looking forward to working with Flughafen Graz Betriebs GmbH.”