Swissport hangs on to cargo handling in France

Swissport is to retain its air cargo handling business in France while selling its ground handling activities in the country in a management buyout of its unprofitable French ground handling activities.


Swissport hangs on to cargo handling in France


Swissport is to retain its air cargo handling business in France while selling its ground handling activities in the country in a management buyout of its unprofitable French ground handling activities. The planned sale affects activities that are currently carried out within Swissport France, Swissport Services CDG, Servisair France and Héraclès, but does not include Swissport Cargo Services or Swissport Executive Aviation Nice, which will remain part of Swissport. Swissport said the sale was “a strategic decision, taking into account in particular the growing economic pressure on ground handling activities particularly in Paris CDG”.

The world’s largest air cargo handler said its ground handling senior management team in France, including the current CEO of Swissport in France, Christophe Le Borgne, and Adrian Melliger, who until very recently held the position of senior vice president Europe South for Swissport, made Swissport an offer to acquire its ground handling activities in France.