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Swissport to do Ground Handling Services for Fiji Airways in New Zealand’s Airports

"As we eagerly await Kiwis looking to travel to Fiji and Fijians looking to travel once entry requirements are eased in the new year, we expect to ramp up our flights from Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington quite significantly." - Andre Viljoen Fiji Airways managing director and CEO
24 Dec 2021 12:00
Swissport to do Ground Handling Services for Fiji Airways in New Zealand’s Airports
On its Twitter handle yesterday, Swissport said: Kia ora FijiAirways we’re so glad to see you in Aotearoa! As Fiji’s national carrier resumes New Zealand flights, Swissport is thrilled to provide ground handling for the airline in Auckland, Wellington, and Christchurch.

Swissport has extended its partnership with Fiji Airways in New Zealand.

It is supporting our airline through its ground handling services at re-start of operations in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.

Fiji Airways has appointed Swissport its New Zealand ground handling partner for an additional three years, providing full ramp and passenger services.

 

Swissport began as Swissair Ground Services but grew into an independent global entity serving 850 air carriers around the world.

Commencing December 16, 2021, Swissport supports daily flights from Auckland to Fiji (Nadi) utilising the Airbus A330 aircraft, three flights a week from Christchurch on its Boeing 737 Max, and two flights a week from Wellington utilising its Boeing 737 MAX.

“We are delighted to extend our relationship with Fiji’s national carrier,” said Brad Moore, Swissport’s managing director Australasia.

 

“We have supported Fiji Airways for several years in New Zealand and are honoured to be playing a bigger role in the restart of flying between the two countries, helping, reunite families and re-open the popular leisure market.

“This extension further cements our reputation as the region’s highest quality and safest domestic and international ground handler.”

 

Fiji Airways managing director and chief executive officer Andre Viljoen said: “As we eagerly await Kiwis looking to travel to Fiji and Fijians looking to travel once entry requirements are eased in the new year, we expect to ramp up our flights from Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington quite significantly.

 

“We’re delighted to extend our partnership with Swissport in this lead-up towards the return of leisure and business travel between New Zealand and Fiji.”

Swissport proudly supports Fiji Airways throughout New Zealand and in the United States.

 
Feedback: maraia.vula@fijisun.com.fj



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