Starting this July, Swissport will be offering airport ground services at Austin Bergstrom International Airport (AUS).
Austin is Swissport’s first opening of a new US airport location in six years, underlining its growth ambitions as the industry recovers from the pandemic.
With the handling of Aeromexico flight AM 2686, arriving from Mexico City (MEX) last Thursday, Swissport has successfully started operations at Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) in Austin, Texas.
Swissport airport ground services and air cargo handling is now present at 44 airports across 25 states in the US.
In Austin, Swissport teams up with its U.S. subsidiary Hallmark, responsible for passenger services like check-in and gate, whereas Swissport’s own staff will be serving airline customers on the ramp with services like the loading and unloading of baggage, fueling, aircraft cleaning and movement of aircraft/pushback.
“The addition of Austin, to Swissport’s global airport network, at a time when aviation is finally emerging from the greatest crisis in its history, fills us with pride and joy,” says Frank Mena, Executive Vice President Americas.
“It is a strong signal that Swissport is back and ready to support the recovery of aviation in the US and around the world.
“As the sector leader, Swissport combines great customer service with cost leadership and a global presence to support airlines in ramping up post-Covid, providing them the reliability and flexibility they seek.”