Mexican carrier Interjet signs contract with Swissport Canada


Swissport Canada has signed a contract with Mexican carrier Interjet to provide ground handling services for operations at Montreal Trudeau International Airport and Toronto Lester B. Pearson International Airport.

Swissport will provide Interjet with ground handling services including passenger and ramp handling, baggage services, operations coordination and load control.

Montreal services will start on 13 July 2017 with six weekly flights, and Toronto will follow shortly after on 28 July 2017 with eight weekly departures. The airline will operate flights to Canada from both, Mexico City and Cancun.

The airline operates scheduled flights to Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America, North America and South America. Moreover, Interjet operates several charter flights throughout the American continent, mainly in the Caribbean.

Interjet airports director, Jose Olmedo Franco says: “We know Swissport from prior experience, having worked together in the United States, Mexico and Latin America.

“Coming into a new market, one that we didn’t necessarily know, we felt it was important to partner with an experienced ground handler like Swissport on whom we could rely to ensure a successful take-off for our Canadian operations.”

Swiss port Canada chief executive officer, Olivier Matthey says: “We look forward to partnering with Interjet to ensure their operations in Canada is successful and long-lasting, and to promoting their future growth in this important market.”