Swissport Secures Handling Contract with Aeromexico at Rome Fiumicino

March 14, 2023
From March 26, 2023, Swissport will assume airport ground services for Aeromexico, which joins the portfolio of 50 airlines relying on Swissport's solutions since it started operations at Rome Fiumicino in July 2022.

Swissport has been awarded Aeromexico's ground service business at Rome Fiumicino Airport, Italy’s largest hub airport. The Swiss market leader in airport ground services and air cargo handling will provide the airline with safe, cutting-edge and efficient passenger and security services, lounge hospitality and ramp handling. The Mexican airline will start direct flights between Rome Fiumicino and Mexico-City from 26 March 2023. Initially, Aeromexico will operate four weekly flights with Boeing 787 aircraft, increasing to seven flights from mid-June. The new Swissport-Aeromexico service agreement runs until March 2026.

"We are honored and excited to partner with the Mexican national airline. Aeromexico can rely on Swissport’s recognized experience as a reliable partner for a vast range of aviation services between the landing and the take-off of their flights," says Marina Bottelli, Swissport managing director for Italia. “Our launch in Italy just nine months ago, when we also took over the complete hub handling of ITA Airways at their home base, was a great success, and we are pleased that our customer portfolio continues to grow and now includes 50 renowned airlines."

Swissport launched operations in Italy in July last year, initially at Rome Fiumicino and then at Milan Linate from October 2022. Since starting up, Swissport has already served more than 4.8 million passengers and handled almost 42,000 departures of 50 airlines at Rome Fiumicino airport. It has proven its ability to reliably start up at any new airport or take over airport service providers without any disruption to ground operations. 

At Rome Fiumicino, Swissport ensures the complete ground operation for ITA Airways at their home base. It is one of more than a dozen hub and other large base operations – both in airport ground services and air cargo hub handling – that Swissport manages for a growing list of airline customers around the world. By leveraging Swissport’s specialist expertise and economies of scale, airlines can unlock flexibility and support their growth.