Swissport International AG will continue to provide ground services at Berlin Airport after successfully competing for a license renewal from the airport operator Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg (FBB). The new license will run for seven years until 2029 and grants Swissport the authorisation to cover all activities on the airport apron, such as the loading and unloading of aircraft, the transport of cargo and baggage and aircraft movement services.
Swissport has been operating in Berlin since 2015. The company currently employs a total of around 650 people at Berlin Airport, including 270 in passenger handling at check-in and at the gates and a further 350 on the apron and in baggage handling. In the first half of 2022, Swissport Berlin served over 1.6 m passengers (January-June 2021: 0.23 m passengers) and handled almost 15,000 flights (January-June 2021: 2,000 flights) and 4,900 tonnes of cargo (January-June 2021: 2,700 tonnes).