Aviation services company Swissport has opened a new air cargo warehouse at Halifax Stanfield International Airport in Nova Scotia, Canada.

The new facility is Swissport’s sixth cargo location in Canada. The opening of the 370m² warehouse at Halifax Airport will also the company in bolstering its cargo handling and logistical capabilities.

According to the company, Swissport’s cargo volumes in Canada have jumped 35% compared to 2019 figures.

Swissport Canada CEO Charles Roberge said: “With the opening of new warehouses across Canada, we are leveraging Swissport‘s global expertise to deliver world-class air cargo handling at more Canadian airports.

“We are adding more services in more places making sure we meet the growing needs of our customers and changes in the industry.

“With its comprehensive service portfolio, Swissport in Canada aspires to be the partner of choice for global and local customer airlines alike and we will continue to invest in our service delivery.”

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Notably, the new air cargo facility at Halifax Stanfield airport is Swissport’s third cargo location to open within six months.

The previous two warehouses were opened at Montréal–Mirabel International Airport and Edmonton International Airport.

The air cargo warehouse at Montréal–Mirabel International Airport includes an area of 500m² while the Edmonton International Airport cargo facility covers 1,000m² with room for further expansion.

Edmonton International Airport (EIA) president and CEO Tom Ruth said: “Enabling continued growth in our cargo and logistics sector is a major priority and this expansion by Swissport is a great example of business leadership.

“Swissport is one of the largest air cargo handling companies in the world and a long-time member of our airport community. With the growth in cargo business at EIA, Swissport is seizing the opportunity to expand its services and create more jobs and opportunities for our community.”