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|Number of locations||255 airports|
|Area served||44 countries|
|Key people||Per H. Utnegaard, President & CEO|
|Revenue||CHF 2.0 billion (not normalised)|
Swissport International Ltd. is an aircraft ground handling company providing ground handling, cargo services, maintenance services, aviation security, executive aviation, and fueling services to over 650 clients at 255 airports in 44 countries. In 2012, the company employed over 40,000 personnel and processed 118 million passengers and 3.5 million tonnes of cargo, earning a consolidated operating revenue of CHF 1.9 billion.
Formerly known as Swissair Ground Services, Swissport was incorporated as an independent company in 1996. Following the collapse of the Swiss flag carrier and Swissport's parent company SAirGroup, Swissport was sold to private equity firm Candover Limited in 2002. Candover sold the company to Ferrovial in 2005, which then sold Swissport to its current owner PAI Partners in 2010.
Swissport has been the recipient of several industry awards, including Ground Handling Award 2013, Air Cargo Handling Agent of the Year 2013 (for the fifth year in succession), and Global Aviation Ground Services Company 2012 (for the twelfth year in succession).
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