The sales of Swissport grew up in 2018, up 6.7 percent to 2.99 billion euros. In local currencies, revenues would be expected, by as much as 10 percent in the height climbed, as announced to the Chinese HNA group, the former Swissair daughter on Friday.

more than revenues, the operating profit (EBITDA) rose. This climbed to 24 percent in the amount is now EUR 273.2 million. Swissport has taken in the past, the restructuring of low-margin areas.

Swissport have grown benefits from a very good business environment and organ is – without acquisitions – faster than the market, said Swissport boss Eric Born in the message. The growth also Acquisitions, such as those of ground services, specialized Aerocare in Australia would have contributed.

On the ground, Swissport handled in the last year, a total of 2.2 million aircraft. This was compared with 2017, a Plus of 5.7 percent, it said. The number of the group’s serviced passengers grew by almost 13 percent to 282 million. Revenue in the ground handling of 6.8 percent to 2.43 billion euros.

Also in the air freight business, Swissport and grew 6.5 per cent to 0.56 billion euros. Total freight charges in the amount of 4.8 million tons were processed to 4.7 million the year before. Swissport is represented worldwide in 303 airports in 50 countries.

The highly-indebted HNA group would want to bring Swissport actually, in the spring of 2018 at the Swiss stock exchange. The announced IPO had been cancelled with regard to “unfavourable market conditions”.

Since then, addiction HNA apparently, a buyer for Swissport to reduce debt. In different media has been speculating about a possible sale reports. As a potential buyer, for instance, the canadian Asset Manager Brookfield were called, the Singaporean state holding company Temasek or the American Private Equity firm Cerberus. (SDA)