Canadian airline WestJet has expanded its partnership with the aviation services company Swissport in Hawaii.

Under the contract, Swissport will offer its ground services to WestJet at all four destinations it serves on the islands.

The contract will see the addition of a new airport to Swissport’s global network, namely Kona International Airport (KOA) on the Big Island.

WestJet and Swissport have further boosted their cooperation across the Hawaiian Islands with this new contract.

Kona International Airport at Keāhole on the Big Island is the latest addition to WestJet’s network, where Swissport commenced offering services on 30 October.

At KOA, Swissport offers ramp handling of aircraft, and through its joint-venture Hallmark Aviation Services, it also provides services to WestJet’s passengers at check-in and boarding gates.

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In addition to KOA, Swissport will provide its services at Honolulu Airport on Oʻahu (HNL), Kahului Airport on Maui (OGG), and Lihue Airport on the island of Kauaʻi (LIH).

Swissport North America managing director and CEO Frank Mena said: “Thanks to our global network, Swissport is the best partner when airlines are looking to grow and expand their network with a reliable outsourcing partner for ground services.

“We are grateful that WestJet is relying on our services at more and more destinations.”

With this latest contract, Swissport now serves WestJet at 13 airports located across five countries, including two hub airports at Halifax and Quebec in Canada.

Last month, Swissport unveiled its plan to open a new air cargo centre at Central Japan International Airport.

The new air cargo centre is expected to drive the development of air transport and logistic services in Japan’s Tokai region.