Swissport wins another court case over Ukraine International Airlines to recoup local cargo handler

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June 4, 2014, 12:56 p.m. | Business — by Mark Rachkevych

Swissport International has battled Ukraine International Airlines, its former partner in a local airport ground handler, in courts for control over a $25 million company.
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Mark Rachkevych

Mark has been a reporter for the Kyiv Post since 2006, but joined full-time in 2009. A native Chicagoan where he was the co-founder of the now defunct Glasshouse Magazine, Mark currently is an editor of business news and still contributes stories on an ongoing basis. He is a former U.S. Peace Corps volunteer, a graduate of St. Norbert College in Wisconsin, and fluent in the Ukrainian and Russian languages.

A Kyiv commercial court on May 29 dismissed Ukraine International Airlines’ claim over a majority stake in a joint-venture that once belonged to its erstwhile partner, global airport cargo handler Swissport International. The ruling further smoothes the path for the Swiss-based company to regain control over Swissport Ukraine, presently rebranded as Interavia, a local airport ground services provider that it lost to UIA in a corporate dispute that started in 2012. 

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