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Finland’s flagship carrier will be handled in Prague’s semi-automated airside facility, which is receiving ongoing investment from new Skyport owner Ventus
Prague, Czech Republic, Tuesday 10th August 2021: Central European cargo handler Skyport has been selected by Finnair Cargo to deliver its cargo handling requirements at Prague Airport in the Czech Republic.
Finnair Cargo will be handled at Skyport’s semi-automated 8,300 m2 airside facility in Prague, which has recently been upgraded as part of ongoing technology investments by its new owner Ventus.
Infrastructure investment firm Ventus and Singapore company Sky Logistica teamed up to buy Skyport in April and are focused on optimising its existing facilities in Prague and Bratislava and Košice, both in Slovakia, to unlock additional capacity by deploying technology to enhance operations.
“Skyport’s new full barcode and QR scanner system will give Finnair Cargo end-to-end real time visibility of its cargo as it moves through our facility,” said David Adámek, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Skyport a.s.
“We have also invested in upgrading and expanding the handling capability of our automatic loading systems (ALS) to ensure we have the most cost-effective and timely solution for our customers.
“We are proud to have won the contract to work with Finnair and are looking forward to a productive partnership.”
Skyport is the main cargo handler at Prague Airport and its facility offers a 100,000-tonne cargo capacity, as well as Road Feeder Services, and rentable office space.
“We are very pleased to continue our long-term partnership with Skyport in Prague,” said Head of Finnair Cargo Operations, Tommi Voss.
“Finnair Cargo is focusing on transporting special cargo items, and we are proud to operate from one of the most modern air cargo terminals in Helsinki.
“Protecting our customer’s product integrity is key across the supply chain and we are delighted to offer a more secure route to and from Prague with Skyport.”
In addition to Prague Airport, Skyport also operates in Slovakia at both Bratislava and Košice airports providing cargo handling and a Customs Declaration Service.
Skyport’s new owner Ventus LLC focuses on investing in air cargo and robotic industrial infrastructure mainly in Europe and North America.