Swissport International, the world’s leading provider of ground services for the aviation sector, has again been named Best Ground Handling Company by the Institute for Transport Management (ITM), taking the award for the 12th year in succession.
The award is based upon an annual survey by the respected and independent UK-based institute to determine the best and most professional companies within the aviation and logistics fields. The survey included a series of interviews and polls conducted by the ITM, covering suppliers, airports, airlines and passengers.
Per H. Utnegaard, President and CEO of the Swissport Group, commented: “We are delighted to be named Best Ground Handling Company by ITM for the 12th year in a row, reconfirming our leading position in the ground handling sector. I would like to thank all of our 35,000 people from around the world for the hard work and dedication to quality that earned us this award, and I would also like to thank our customers and airports for their continuing support, and for commending us to the ITM once again.
Despite winning the award for the last 12 years, we will work extremely hard to continue to enhance our Swissport quality and innovation and add substantial value to our customers worldwide.”
Swissport International Ltd provides ground services for around 108 million passengers and 3.2 million tonnes of cargo a year (the latter using 98 warehouses with a total floor area of over 350,000 square metres) on behalf of some 650 client-companies in the aviation sector. With a workforce of around 35,000 personnel, Swissport is active at 177 stations in 36 countries on five continents, and generated consolidated operating revenue of CHF 1.7 billion in 2011. www.swissport.com
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