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Swissport International Ltd, which is owned by Spanish-based Ferrovial, one of the world’s leading infrastructure and service corporations, provides ground services for over 70 million passengers and 2.8 million tonnes of cargo p/a on behalf of some 650 client companies. With its workforce of around 32,000 personnel, Swissport is active at 176 airports in 38 countries on five continents, and generated consolidated operating revenue of EUR1.1 billion last year.

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SAS: confidence grows after sharp increase in 3Q profits

5-Sep-2013 10:13 AM

SAS made a bigger profit in 3QFY2013 (May-Jul) than in the same period a year ago, building on the positive momentum developed in 2Q, when it narrowed its losses after reporting wider losses in 1Q. Its ‘4Excellence Next Generation’ restructuring plan delivered further savings in the quarter and SAS has made good progress with most of the key savings and liquidity measures identified in the plan. It has confidently reiterated its FY2013 target of positive earnings.

SAS has also announced plans to order new long-haul aircraft and should complete the sale of Wideroe and the outsourcing of ground-handling in the near future. Focusing the network around the needs of frequent flyers and investing in cabin refurbishment should provide some differentiation from, and appeal relative to, LCC competitors on both short-haul and long-haul. Nevertheless, SAS is still a high-cost carrier and remains vulnerable to price-based competition.

Ferrovial reports huge net profit as airports division shrinks; BAA confident for 2011

3-Mar-2011 1:58 PM

BAA and its consortium parent Ferrovial have issued their year-end financial statements for 2010. In the case of the Spanish company revenues, EBIT and EBITDA all fell slightly in the airports division but an EBITDA margin of around 45% was achieved.

EC calls Olympic/Aegean merger into question

4-Aug-2010 4:58 PM

The European Commission has opened an investigation into the planned merger between Olympic Air and Aegean Airlines. There are concerns the proposed merger could raise serious competition concerns of very high, potentially monopolistic, market shares on all domestic routes and on a number of international routes where both parties operate.

ACI Europe Director General, Olivier Jankovec The economic outlook for European airports

22-Jun-2010 1:09 PM

As the Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation has frequently pointed out, the air transport industry is subject to a whole range of external shocks that have the effect of knocking it back to a position worse than it was in before, so that ever greater efforts are required to restore growth trends. These shocks tend to be much more pronounced than they are in other sectors.

Air India CMD, Arvind Jadhav India’s ground handling policy grounded yet again

13-Jul-2009 2:12 PM

On 01-Jul-2009, the Government of India announced that the introduction of the new ground handling policy would be delayed yet again for another six months. The announcement took place on the very day that the new policy was due to come into effect. Given that the ground handling activity at metro airports in India involves tens of thousands of employees and involves capital equipment valued at millions of dollars, the lack of certainty with respect to planning horizons has been a challenging issue for airports, airlines and ground handlers alike.

Flybe CEO, Jim French Flybe introduces new services and increased frequencies under its Summer schedule

7-Apr-2009 4:58 PM

Flybe commenced its Summer schedule on 29-Mar-09, operating 187 routes, including 12 new services. In line with its expansion plan, the LCC has increased its Summer capacity by 8% year-on-year. According to the carrier, services have been scheduled to cater for those taking short and weekend breaks.

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