Aviation article(s)
June 3, 2023

ASL Airlines Belgium and Swissport Belgium have announced the extension of their collaboration at Liège Airport (LGG).


The extended partnership — started in 2017 — covers complete air cargo services, including ramp handling, warehousing, and customs clearance.


It also includes customs clearance for general, perishable, and sensitive pharmaceutical cargo.


Swissport noted that it operates pharma-capable cargo centres at a growing number of locations around the world, among them the Belgian airports in Liège and Brussels.


These facilities combine temperature-controlled air cargo centres with standardized processes and specialized staff.


"We are delighted to continue our successful partnership with ASL Airlines Belgium, one of our largest clients in Belgium," says Jeroen Giling, head of Swissport Cargo for Belgium, The Netherlands, and Finland.


"Our expertise in handling many types of air cargo in large capacity and the team's operational readiness and professionalism were determinant for client satisfaction and ultimately the extension of the long-standing partnership," Giling added.


ASL Airlines Belgium offers long-haul international cargo flights between China, the USA, Canada, and Liège in Belgium.


With its fleet of Boeing 737 and wide-body open-nose Boeing 747-400ER aircraft, ASL Airlines Belgium can carry oversized and special cargo, as well as general cargo, perishables, pharmaceuticals, and live animals.


In addition, ASL Airlines Belgium provides capacity for third-party airlines and clients.


"The extension of the contract with ASL Airlines Belgium marks the dedication of our team to provide best-in-class services," said Dirk Goovaerts, CEO of CEMEA and Global Cargo Chair at Swissport.


"We are able to provide tailored, cost-effective services to our clients and remain their partner of choice. We are honoured to serve ASL Airlines Belgium at their European hub. It speaks for the quality of the services Swissport provides."


In 2022 Swissport in Liege handled over 21 weekly flights and over 140,400 tons of cargo for ASL Airlines Belgium, almost half of all flights and cargo volumes handled by the Swissport team at Liège Airport (LGG). 


In Belgium, Swissport operates at two airports: At Liège Airport (LGG) and at Brussels Airport (BRU).


Swissport has been providing air cargo handling for ASL Airlines Belgium at Liège Airport (LGG) since 2017.

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