Cargo handler Swissport and Hong Kong Airlines have extended their long-standing relationship in Japan for another five years.
Swissport Japan has been providing airport ground services and air cargo handling to Hong Kong Airlines since July 2016. The cooperation between the two companies will now also include services at Kansai Airport near Osaka and at Tokyo’s Narita International Airport.
Swissport has renewed its contract with Hong Kong Airlines for another three years at Kansai International Airport and Narita International Airport. This will continue to provide service to the Greater Osaka Area and Greater Tokyo Area.
“We are pleased to extend our successful partnership with Hong Kong Airlines in Japan,” says Brad Moore, Managing Director of Asia Pacific at Swissport. “We’re looking forward to seeing their aircraft and volumes return back to pre-COVID numbers as travel restrictions continue to ease across much of Asia.”
“Swissport Japan is honored to continue providing services to on of our key customers in Kansai and Narita,” says Stephan Kaeser, Director and COO of Swissport Japan. “The extension of the partnership is the result of our close and fruitful cooperation which never ceased throughout the ongoing pandemic in Asia, and we value the trust from Hong Kong Airlines. We look forward to continuing to deliver day in and day out for them.”
Prior to the pandemic creating a huge travel downturn, the air carrier operated up to three flights per day to both airports from Hong Kong International Airport using A350, A330 and A320 aircraft. The airline operates a fleet of 32 aircraft serving over 40 destinations.