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Swissport USA

Private Airline - Aviation 25,000+ Employees

Swissport is the world's largest provider of ground and cargo handling services in the aviation industry. The company provides services on behalf of some 835 client-companies and handles around 230 million passengers and 3.9 million flights per year. The company operates around 120 warehouses and moves approx. 4.1 million tonnes of cargo. With a workforce of around 61,000 personnel, Swissport is active at more than 290 stations in 48 countries across five continents, and generates annual consolidated operating revenue of CHF 3.0 billion.

Swissport is owned by PAI Partners. PAI is a leading European private equity firm with offices in Paris, London, Luxembourg, Madrid, Milan, Munich and Stockholm. PAI manages and advises dedicated buyout funds with an aggregate equity value of EUR 4.5 billion. Since 1994, PAI has completed 50 LBO transactions in 10 European countries, representing EUR 36 billion in transaction value. PAI is characterized by its industrial approach to ownership combined with strong sector expertise. PAI provides portfolio companies with the financial and strategic support required to pursue their development and enhance strategic value creation. For further information about PAI:


Swissport offers a full range of value-adding airport services to its customers, including:

  • Aircraft maintenance
  • Aircraft servicing and cleaning
  • Airport aviation security
  • Cargo and mail handling (on-/off-airport)
  • Catering services
  • e-Services
  • Executive aviation handling
  • Flight operations and crew administration
  • Fueling
  • Load control
  • Operation of airport lounges
  • Outsourcing and global packages
  • Passenger and baggage handling
  • Ramp services
  • Station supervision and administration
  • Surface transport of passengers and crews
  • Unit Load Device control and management

Contact Us

Swissport International Ltd.
Corporate Communications
P.O. Box
CH-8058 Zurich-Airport

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