Interjet, Swissport Canada sign new ground handling services deal
By Swissport Canada
Swissport Canada, a subsidiary of Swissport International, the world’s leading provider of ground and air cargo services to the aviation industry, has signed a contract with Interjet, Mexico’s “high-efficiency” airline, to provide ground handling services for the airline’s operations at Montreal Trudeau International Airport and Toronto Lester B. Pearson International Airport.
By Swissport Canada
Swissport will provide Interjet with comprehensive ground handling services including passenger and ramp handling, baggage services, operations coordination and load control. Montreal services will inaugurate on 13 July 2017 with six weekly flights, and Toronto will follow shortly thereafter on July 28 with eight weekly departures. The airline will operate flights to Canada from both, Mexico City and Cancun.
The low-cost airline operates scheduled flights to Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America, North America and South America. Moreover, Interjet operates several charter flights throughout the American continent, mainly in the Caribbean.
“We know Swissport from prior experience, having worked together in the United States, Mexico and Latin America”, said Jose Olmedo Franco, airports director at Interjet. “Coming into a new market, one that we didn’t necessarily know, we felt it was important to partner with an experienced ground handler like Swissport on whom we could rely to ensure a successful take-off for our Canadian operations.”
Olivier Matthey, CEO Swissport Canada, stated “We look forward to partnering with Interjet to ensure their operations in Canada is successful and long-lasting, and to promoting their future growth in this important market.”
Swissport International Ltd. provides ground services for more than 230 million passengers and handles 4.3 million tonnes of cargo a year on behalf of some 835 client-companies in the aviation sector. With a workforce of more than 62,000 personnel, Swissport is active at more than 280 stations in 48 countries across five continents, and generates consolidated operating revenue of EUR 2.7 billion.