Swissport to slash UK workforce

Airport handling company Swissport says it will cut 4,556 jobs in the UK – over half its 8,500-strong workforce - blaming the effects of the corona crisis. The company emplys cargo handlers as well as staff dealing with passenger bagge and check-in. Chief executive Jason Holt said the drastic measure would be needed if the company was to survive. In a message to the company’s staff, he said that the crisis ... [+]

Heathrow handling switch for Oman Air

Swissport International took over Oman Air’s cargo handling at London Heathrow on 3 September. It will also take over handling at , Munich, Frankfurt and Paris Charles de Gaulle by 1 November. [+]

Swissport-Servsair merger cleared

The European Commission cleared the merger between the airport ground and cargo handlers Swissport and Servisair on 18 December, conditional on Swissport disposing of its ground handling activities at Birmingham Airport and Servisair's of activities at London Gatwick Newcastle and Helsinki. The executive did not raise any competition concerns over ... [+]

Swissport strike off

Six days of strikes announced by the Unite Union for Swissport cargo staff, due to start at 6.30am on Thursday (27 June) have been called off following a last ditch deal. [+]

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