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Swissport wins tender for 15 airports in Morocco

Swissport International, the world's leading provider of ground and air cargo services, has won a license for ground services at 15 airports in Morocco.

The new license, awarded by Moroccan airport operator ONDA, is valid from October 1 and has a term of seven years.

The license is valid for the airports in Agadir, Al Hoceima, Casablanca, Dakhla, Errachidia, Essaouira, Fès, Laâyoune, Marrakech, Nador, Ouarzazate, Oujda, Rabat, Tangier and Tetouan.

Swissport was awarded the license for two out of four lots (lots 2 and 3) and prevailed against half a dozen competitors.

"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.” - TradeArabia News Service