Swissport set to provide ground services to South Korean startup

Beginning April 1, Swissport will support Aero K at Cheongju International Airport

Swissport AIK – the joint venture between Swissport and Aero K Holdings – is set to provide ground services for Aero K, South Korea’s newest low-cost airline.

From April 1, the carrier will run a service three times a day from Cheongju International Airport (CJJ) to Jeju International Airport (SJU), which is situated off the southern coast of the Korean peninsula.

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“Swissport is excited to support the launch of this exciting new entrant to the local market through our second joint venture in South Korea. We will combine our global expertise and local knowledge to support a successful start of Aero K in April and to ensure a reliable and punctual operation,” said Toralf Sonntag, Swissport’s senior vice president for Asia.

After a successful domestic launch for the airline, Aero K hopes to introduce international flights to its schedule, including China, Japan, Taiwan and Vietnam once travel restrictions are lifted.

Swissport in South Korea provides airport cargo handling and ground services for 27 airline customers. At Incheon International – South Korea’s largest airport – around 850 employees make up its workforce.