ITA Airways has contracted Swissport to provide ground services at Zurich and Geneva airports from March 31, 2023. Following the takeover of ITA Airways' hub handling operations in Rome-Fiumicino in 2022, this represents a further important step in the cooperation between ITA Airways and Swissport.
Swissport has been selected by ITA Airways to provide ground services at Zurich and Geneva airports for three years, effective 31 March 2023. The newly concluded contract covers passenger services (check-in, boarding), baggage and aircraft handling (transport of baggage, aircraft loading and unloading, push-back, de-icing) in Zurich and Geneva.
Swissport has assumed hub handling of ITA Airways at Rome-Fiumicino and Milan-Linate airports starting from summer 2022. The close cooperation at the hub of the Italian airline and the provision of high-quality ground services were among the decisive factors for the conclusion of the contract in Zurich and Geneva.
"We are delighted to count ITA Airways along with its significant network among our new customers in Switzerland. This contract is an important addition to Swissport's customer portfolio in Switzerland and a demonstration of the airline's confidence in our services. From the very beginning, Swissport has shown in Italy its expertise in hub handling and its ability to quickly and reliably start and maintain smooth operations despite high passenger volumes," says Bruno Stefani, SVP & Managing Director DACH, Italy & France.
Swissport will handle ITA Airways A319, A320, A222/223 flights in Zurich and Embraer 75/90, A319 and A320 aircraft in Geneva. The Italian airline will operate around 700 flights a year from Zurich and over 1,000 flights from Geneva to various destinations in Italy.