Swissport picks Mike Byrom as COO for US and Canada

Mike Byrom will join Swissport on 25 September as Chief Operating Officer US & Canada.

Byrom, who previously worked as Vice President of Airport & Crew Services at Spirit Airlines, further strengthens Swissport’s management team in the US, one of Swissport’s largest markets.

He will be responsible for Swissport’s operational service delivery in the US & Canada with the ambition of an accelerated domestic expansion.

Byrom succeeds Nelson Camacho, who took over the role of CEO US & Canada in July 2023.

His appointment follows Stacey Brown who has joined as Regional Chief People Officer, Jennifer Gomes as Vice President Fuelling and Jennifer Bartenstein as Vice President Quality, Health and Safety.

The new team US & Canada will help deliver on Swissport’s ambitious regional and global growth plans.

“We are delighted to welcome Mike Byrom aboard as Chief Operating Officer for the US and Canada,” says Nelson Camacho, CEO US & Canada at Swissport. “With his vast experience focusing on the delivery of clock-work airport operations on the airline side, he is well prepared to take Swissport’s operational performance to the next level in terms of safety, reliability, customer centricity and consistent operational excellence.”

Byrom joins Swissport from Spirit Airlines overseeing a workforce of more than 6,000 workers across 90-plus stations in the US, Latin America, and the Caribbean. He started his aviation career at WestJet before moving to other roles at the Canadian low-cost carrier that included Director of Guest Experience, Director of Canadian Airports, and Director of Airport Operations Support.

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