Swissport opens new US station
With the handling of Aeromexico flight AM 2686, arriving from Mexico City (MEX) last Thursday, 1 July 2021, Swissport is now offering airport ground services at Austin Bergstrom International Airport (AUS), thus increasing its US network to 44 airports in 25 states.
The Texas airport is Swissport's first opening of a new US location in six years, underlining the ground and cargo handling agent's growth ambitions as the industry recovers from the pandemic. In the USA, Swissport serves 197 airline customers with a workforce of some 10,500 staff.
Pre-Covid, Swissport handled 1.4 million t of air cargo at 26 warehouses. Air cargo handling was only slightly depressed in the initial phase of the pandemic and has meanwhile seen a strong rebound, outperforming 2019 monthly figures since January 2021. (ah)