Swissport opens air cargo warehouse at Halifax Airport in Canada
Aviation services company Swissport has opened a new air cargo warehouse at Halifax Stanfield International Airport in Nova Scotia, Canada.
The new facility is Swissport’s sixth freight site in Canada. The opening of the 370 m² warehouse at Halifax Airport will also allow the company to strengthen its cargo handling and logistics capabilities.
According to the company, Swissport’s freight volumes in Canada have jumped 35% from 2019 figures.
Swissport Canada CEO Charles Roberge said, “With the opening of new warehouses across Canada, we are leveraging Swissport’s global expertise to deliver world-class air cargo handling in greater numbers. Canadian airports.
“We are adding more services in more locations ensuring we are meeting the growing needs of our customers and changes in the industry.
“With its comprehensive service portfolio, Swissport in Canada aspires to be the partner of choice for global and local airline customers and we will continue to invest in our service delivery.”
Notably, the new air cargo facility at Halifax Stanfield Airport is Swissport’s third cargo site to open in six months.
The two previous warehouses were opened at Montreal-Mirabel International Airport and Edmonton International Airport.
Montreal-Mirabel International Airport air cargo warehouse covers an area of 500 m² while Edmonton International Airport freight facility covers 1,000 m² with possibility of expansion.
Tom Ruth, President and CEO of Edmonton International Airport (EIA), said: “Enabling the continued growth of our freight and logistics industry is a top priority and this expansion of Swissport is an excellent one. example of business leadership.
“Swissport is one of the largest air cargo handling companies in the world and a long-time member of our airport community. With the growth of freight business at EIA, Swissport is seizing the opportunity to expand its services and create more jobs and opportunities for our community.