Swissport has acquired
Flightcare in Belgium and Spain, a move that affects 3,000 staff in
There has been no indication of the transaction
price, which is still subject to approval by the regulatory authorities.
No comments yet from Flightcare, which
handled 24 million passengers and 287,000 tons of cargo last year.
Swissport has confirmed that they will
retain all staff and honor the current union agreements, a generally
routine announcement made to keep the work force calm.
It must be noted that this is occurring
while court proceedings are running their course and will ultimately
determine the complicated handling situation at BRU.
For instance, one question is whether
Swissport will be allowed to work under the current Flightcare license.
It can only be speculated that Aviapartner
is not pleased with this development, which has them now
facing a tough global competitor.