Swissport International, the world’s leading provider of ground services to the aviation industry, has signed a three-year contract extension with Brazilian airline GOL, for aircraft services and ramp handling at six airports in Brazil.
The contract covers ramp services at Eduardo Gomes International airport in Manaus, Rio de Janeiro-Galeao airport, São Paulo’s Guarulhos International and Congonhas International airports, Brasilia’s Presidente Juscelino Kubitschek airport, and Salgado Filho airport in Porto Alegre (MAO, GIG, GRU, CGH, BSB and POA, respectively).
The agreement reflects a strengthening of the long-term partnership between the two companies, with Swissport committed to delivering state-of-the-art service offerings to GOL. Services include aircraft loading and unloading; baggage sorting and transport; cabin cleaning; crew transport; aircraft pushback; toilet and water services; plus unit load device control.
Francisco Gonçalves, CEO for Swissport International in Brazil, commented: “We are very pleased to extend our partnership with GOL for a further three years, and we look forward to working together to develop our services, applying best practice from across the global Swissport group to drive efficiency gains and performance improvements.
“Brazil is an extremely important market for Swissport, and the agreement with GOL consolidates our strong position in the market. Swissport is committed to continuing to build our services in Brazil as its aviation market expands, sharing the benefits of Swissport’s international experience and world-class standards.”