Swissport International has won a license for ground services at 15 airports run by the Moroccan airport operator ONDA. The new license runs for seven years from October 1, 2019 and is valid for the airports in Agadir (IATA: AGA), Al Hoceima, Casablanca (CMN), Dakhla (VIL), Errachidia (ERH), Essaouira (ESU), Fès (FEZ), Laâyoune (EUN), Marrakech (RAK), Nador (NDR), Ouarzazate (OZZ), Oujda (OUD), Rabat (RBA), Tangier (TNG) and Tetouan (TTU).
“We are delighted with the trust that ONDA has placed in us,” said Christophe de Figueiredo, CEO Swissport Morocco. “Since 2012, our service agents and ramp personnel have all been working with great dedication to exceed the high expectations of our airline clients in Morocco. This license renewal was earned by all of our staff. At our Moroccan locations, we will continue to invest in highly trained staff and deploy state-of-the-art equipment, many of which will be electrically powered to further improve our carbon footprint.”
Swissport said it will convert most of its fleet of ground support equipment at Marrakech airport to electric propulsion by 2021. Under the new concessions, the company added that will in total invest over 200 million Moroccan Dirham ($US20.7 million) in the renewal of its equipment of baggage carts, aircraft tow tractors and cargo loaders.