Swissport wins SalamAir contract
Swissport continues to pursue its growth ambitions in the Middle East, signing a five-year contract with SalamAir for hub handling at Muscat International Airport.
SalamAir of Oman has signed a five-year contract with Swissport for hub handling at Muscat International Airport, marking another step in Swissport's growth ambitions in the region.
As of 1st January 2019, the Swiss aviation services company — the global market leader in airport ground services and cargo handling — will provide the Omani carrier with a full range of services, from passenger services to ramp operations.
At the Omani capital, Swissport will handle the low-cost carrier’s flights to currently three domestic and eleven international destinations in nine countries. The carrier currently operates four Airbus A320s from its hub in Muscat, with five additional aircraft scheduled for delivery in 2019. In addition to the hub services at Muscat International Airport, Swissport has already started to handle SalamAir’s daily flights at the private airport of Mukhaizna (UKH) in the Omani desert.
Swissport, a subsidiary of China's HNA Group since 2015, entered the Omani market in April 2017 together with its joint venture partner Al Jarwani Group, which holds 30% of the shares. The Swissport Oman customer portfolio today includes flydubai, Air Arabia, Turkish Airlines, Pegasus, Air New Zealand and now SalamAir.