Ground service giant Swissport has won a contract to provide hub management services for Air Tanzania at Dar es Salaam (DAR) and Kilimanjaro (JRO) airports.
The Swiss handler will provide check-in and gate services, baggage handling, moving of aircraft, cargo loading and aviation security services for the Tanzanian flag carrier, for 21 flights daily – a partnership which the company says expands its 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”, says Jeroen de Clercq, Head of Sub-Sahara 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 Boeing 787 Dreamliners, Airbus A220s and Bombardier Q400 aircraft for Air Tanzania, which the carrier operates to ten Tanzanian and six international destinations.
In addition to the Air Tanzania hubs, Swissport already operates major hubs for leading airlines worldwide among them Washington Dulles (IAD) for United Express, Viracopos (VCP) for Azul Airlines and Helsinki (HEL) for Finnair.
Providing comprehensive hub management for an airline represents a major sign of confidence in the quality and efficiency of Swissport’s services. In a full outsourcing, Swissport interacts directly with passengers on behalf and often in the name of the airline.