The hall covering an area of 8,000 square metres located near its existing site directly at the airport is thus the second such facility to serve air cargo customers in Vienna. The new facility is connected with Swissport's on-airport cargo centre using an electric-powered lorry provided shuttle service. A high-performance photovoltaic plant was installed on the roof of the new cargo hall. The energy production of the PV facility of about 900,000 kWh corresponds to the annual electricity consumption of about 260 households.
In 2021, Swissport handled about 70,000 tonnes of air cargo at Vienna Airport and has now doubled its capacity to support airlines and freight forwarders. On an international level, Swissport provides ground handling services for about 97 million passengers and handles about 5.1 million tonnes of cargo annually around the world using its network of more than 100 air cargo halls.
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