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More Swissport Redundancies??

Old 6th Aug 2009, 21:29
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Swissport at STN is run as 2 separate companies, FR and everything else. So the loss of the FR contract would just mean that that business would shut down and those staff members made redundant or tupe'd over to whoever takes the contract on. From the beginning it was known that FR could take their ball and play with someone else so things were put in place to make sure it didn't take the entire station with it.
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Old 6th Aug 2009, 23:49
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I have heard... (and I emphasise that this is second hand info... though from a source I trust), that British Airways are looking for a new handling agent at NCL, and that the decision will be made early/mid september

Now, personally. I am not all that convinced. Its probably just typical scare tactics, or a simple case of the fact that a contract is up has become knowledge, and everyone is speculating (when reality they will resign). But with 3 handling agents at NCL, its a market for airlines, and BA will know that, and simple supply and demand will mean that Servisair, Gate and Swissport will be all making crazy bids on this one!

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Old 7th Aug 2009, 06:23
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Swissport at STN is run as 2 separate companies
Not any more
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Old 7th Aug 2009, 10:00
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Who the hell would take Ryanair on at Stansted? Anyone else would be mad to do it.

Seems to me that Swissport are deep in it and need to recruit, fast!
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Old 7th Aug 2009, 21:44
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So which plank removed the 'get out of jail free' card then? Looks like someone saw a chance to save a little bit of money without knowing why it was set up that way in the first place and is about to pay the price
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Old 8th Aug 2009, 22:28
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I have heard... (and I emphasise that this is second hand info... though from a source I trust), that British Airways are looking for a new handling agent at NCL, and that the decision will be made early/mid september
Load of rubbish. The NCL-LHR is in the top 10 routes for BA in the punctuallity stakes. Yet another unfounded rumour started by the employees of another handling agent in NCL who im not going to name!
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Old 9th Aug 2009, 13:24
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Thanks for clearing that up nclops!

As I said, it was second hand info when I got it, from someone who still works at NCL. Apparently its a common story doing the rounds there. But from my experience NCL is built on rumour.

Only thing that I thought, is that with three handling agents at the airport, BA (or any airline) is in a pretty good position to get a decent contract from someone when it comes to renewal time. Punctuality may become much less of an issue if they can get a cheap deal from someone else (including heavy fines for delays!).

I actually fear for the longer established handling agents such as swissport and servisair.

Rtg!
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Old 9th Aug 2009, 15:47
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Swissport ballot

I hear that the ballott papers have been sent out to all swissport bases. I think this could be the final nail in the coffin for the new MD
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Old 17th Aug 2009, 21:07
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Someones for the chop..
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Old 21st Aug 2009, 19:55
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Was told today that the BHX Ramp Manager, or what ever he is called nowadays has handed in his notice. Anyone from swissport to confirm it??
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Old 22nd Aug 2009, 12:34
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The memo was handed out last thursday, he is off to work at LPA for Gate aviation, or so Im told
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Old 23rd Aug 2009, 18:21
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I told you..
Once again my sources are relible
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Old 4th Sep 2009, 09:18
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And now the station manager has quit, what with the Ramp manager quiting last week its starting to look like rats deserting a sinking ship, would the last manager in admin please remember to turn off the lights when they leave...
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Old 5th Sep 2009, 12:18
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The operations director IB has also quit..They have all left to take up positions at anothe HA. Close the GATE on your way out please..
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Old 5th Sep 2009, 18:10
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is it the case of as one GATE closes another GATE opens.....
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Old 5th Sep 2009, 19:48
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I think its more of a case of that Bean counter of a CEO we have, but then again have you seen 'The Vision' que the buzz words... what a joke so i guess its onto station manager number ?? Seem to have lost count..

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Old 6th Sep 2009, 10:25
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Manchester station manager gone aswell maybe they are all escaping before the ship sinks below the waves!!!
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Old 6th Sep 2009, 18:07
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When did she go? I thought that Manchester was doing alright, dose make you think though, who is going to steer the ship now?
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Old 7th Sep 2009, 08:02
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The Titanic springs to mind .....
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Old 9th Sep 2009, 08:18
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I have been told by a contact that TCX are moving to Swissport at BHX.
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