Swissport opens second air cargo warehouse at Vienna airport
June 28, 2019: Swissport International has opened its second air cargo warehouse at Vienna International Airport.
June 28, 2019: Swissport International has opened its second air cargo warehouse at Vienna International Airport. The new air cargo facility, which is operated by Swissport has direct airside access, allowing shipments to be transported to and from the aircraft much faster than before.
“We are pleased to be able to offer our clients even shorter transit times for their shipments going through Vienna. The opening of the new warehouse is another step to meet our strategic goal of offering direct airside access at each of the 15 airports at which we offer cargo services in Germany, Austria and Switzerland,” said Willy Ruf, senior vice president Central Europe of Swissport.
The new cargo facility will have a surface of 2,100 square metres, bringing Swissport’s total cargo space to 7,000 square metres at Vienna International. Swissport is one of only two air cargo handlers at Vienna International Airport which can provide a direct access to the airport apron.
The new facility was built by the Flughafen Wien AG, the Vienna airport operator. Swissport entered into a long-term lease agreement for the facility. As part of this arrangement, Swissport has relocated its cargo documentation services to new offices in the building, offering clients a one-stop service.
The opening of its second warehouse in Vienna is in line with Swissport’s global cargo strategy, which focuses on higher-yielding, profitable growth.