Swissport is to help Finnair accommodate the increase in intercontinental traffic at its Helsinki hub.
Under the terms of a contract recently signed by the two firms, Swissport will provide ramp handling services for the wide-body fleet of Finnair’s Airbus A350 and Airbus A330 as the airline ramps up its long-haul operations to Asia and the US.
Jan van Engelen, head of the continental Europe region at Swissport, said: “We are grateful for the trust Finnair has once again placed in us. The increase in long-haul flights is an important step towards further strengthening our partnership. With our innovation and operational excellence on the ground, we will support Finnair’s successful growth.”
Swissport and Finnair have a long-standing partnership including the operation of the COOL Cargo warehouse, one of the largest temperature-controlled air cargo logistics centres in Northern Europe. In October 2021, the COOL Cargo contract was extended until 2026.