Swissport Becomes Hub Manager for Air Tanzania Airports

Air Tanzania has contracted Swissport to manage their hub operations at Dar es Salaam (DAR) and Kilimanjaro (JRO) airports. The agreement covers a large range of services focusing on ground services, air cargo handling and aviation security.

Air Tanzania Dreamliner
Air Tanzania Dreamliner

Swissport, a major player in airport ground services and air cargo handling, has entered into a contract with Tanzania’s national carrier. Starting in January 2020 Swissport will provide check-in and gate services, baggage handling, moving of aircraft, cargo loading and aviation security services for 21 flights per day at Dar es Salaam and Kilimanjaro airports.

Jeroen de Clercq, Head of Sub-Sahara and Israel, Swissport International, said:

“We are delighted that Air Tanzania has chosen to rely on Swissport’s high quality, reliable and efficient operational services at its hub airports in Dar es Salaam and Kilimanjaro.

“With their fast-growing fleet of modern aircraft, Air Tanzania is the undisputed leader in the Tanzanian aviation market and we are excited to support them.”

Swissport will service Boeing 787 Dreamliners, Airbus A220s and Bombardier Q400 planes for Air Tanzania, which it operates to ten domestic and six international destinations.

Swissport operates major hubs around the world, such as at Washington Dulles (LAD) for United Express, Viracopos (VCP) for Azul Airlines, and Helsinki (HEL) for Finnair.

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