HNA completes Swissport takeover


HNA Group has completed its acquisition of Swissport from PAI Partners, making the Swiss handling agent a stand-alone business in HNA.

HNA Group president, Adam Tan says: “We welcome Swissport’s customers and employees into partnership with the HNA Group … It complements HNA’s existing activities including aviation, airport management, logistics, tourism, real estate and financial services.”

Swissport Group president and chief executive officer, Eric Born says: “Becoming part of HNA Group will enable us to further strengthen our service offering and continue to expand our position as the global leader in ground and cargo handling services.”

PAI partner, Ricardo de Serdio says: “We are delighted to have played a part in Swissport’s transformation over the last few years … HNA is now the perfect partner to help Swissport grow further in Asia and many other markets with exceptional potential.”