Qantas has appointed Swissport Australia to become its preferred ground services partner at airports in Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra, Australia. After a rigorous tender process, a 5-year agreement was reached and it will cover up to 70,000 flights per year.
Qantas’ outsourcing review focussed on safety, operational performance, experience, cost, and financial viability, as well as ramp services and fleet presentation at ten Australian airports. The work will be awarded subject to consultation and finalization of contracts.
“We are proud to be trusted by the Qantas Group with their ground operations at Australia’s two busiest airports, in addition to the nation’s capital, and to further grow our partnership in Australia,” says Glenn Rutherford, Executive Vice President Swissport Asia-Pacific.
“For almost 20 years, Swissport has been the largest local provider of ground services for the Qantas Group. Our teams will now support the Group at 20 airports in Australia and New Zealand, along with several airports in Europe, Asia, Africa and the US.“
The news follows Swissport’s expanded contract with Qantas Group low-cost carrier Jetstar. In September, Swissport was chosen as preferred ramp services provider for Jetstar’s operations in Sydney, Cairns and Avalon, adding to an existing Jetstar network of 11 stations in Australia and New Zealand.
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