The expansion of Swissport’s cargo business at Vienna Airport is officially underway following the signing of a lease agreement for a brand-new air cargo facility. The new location will increase Swissport’s local warehousing capacity by nearly 50%.
Swissport has signed a 7-year lease for two air cargo terminals nearby Vienna Airport. The adjacent 8,000 sq m warehouses are part of the Deutsche Logistik Holding‘s ‘SkyLog park Vienna’ in the Fischamend region and will allow Swissport to further expand its cargo activities at Vienna Airport.
The brand-new building will offer ample warehouse and office space right in the centre of the industrial zone and increase the warehousing capacity by nearly 50%, allowing Swissport to grow its share in forwarder handling.
It is the second major investment in Vienna, following the opening of a warehouse with direct tarmac access right at Vienna Airport in mid-2019. The completion of construction work is scheduled for the fourth quarter of this year, when operations will move from the 4,600 sq m Cargo Nord Object 10. Swissport in Vienna will then operate two state-of-the-art facilities.
On top of the increased footprint and operational advantages that come with the brand-new facility and overall environment, the new building is set to achieve a superior environmental performance, for example by supporting its nearly all-electric ground service equipment fleet with energy from its own solar panels.
Swissport inaugurated a 17,000 sq m air cargo warehouse and Pharma Centre at Frankfurt Airport in November 2020 and recently opened a new office building in Brussels, where a complete refurbishment of the 25,000 sq m warehouse with 47 truck loading bays is currently underway.