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Gulf Air and Swissport Saudi Arabia sign ground handling services contract in Saudi Arabia


Swissport Saudi Arabia, a subsidiary of Swissport International, has signed a contract with Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, to provide ground handling services for the airline’s Saudi operations in all of: King Khaled International Airport in Riyadh, King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah and King Fahd International Airport in Dammam.
Swissport Saudi Arabia provides Gulf Air with comprehensive ground handling services including passenger and ramp handling, baggage services, operations coordination and load control. The agreement with Gulf Air followed a rigorous selection process and was effective from June 1st, 2016, making Bahrain’s national carrier the second Gulf carrier to appoint Swissport Saudi Arabia for its ground handling services in the Kingdom.
Gulf Air operates one of the largest networks in the Middle East, with double daily flights or more to 10 regional cities, in addition to select destinations in the Indian Subcontinent and Europe, from its hub at Bahrain International Airport. Bahrain’s national carrier offers over 90 weekly flights to 5 destinations in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, in addition to regularly providing seasonal frequency and schedule enhancements that cater to greater passenger movement to and from the Kingdom.
Swissport Saudi Arabia’s Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Thomas Bommer stated "We are proud to be able to assist Gulf Air with professional ground handling services. A key feature of the collaboration with Gulf Air will be a high degree of customer focus and innovation that we intend to bring to the operation. We see a great potential for continuing to expand this partnership in the future as well.” To ready the organization across the Kingdom Swissport Saudi Arabia has brought in a sizeable number of Ground support equipment and recruited additional 250 experienced aviation staff, besides strengthening the current set-up with a number of key position appointments.

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