Menzies Aviation wins multiple airport contracts

Edinburgh-based aviation logistics company John Menzies said on Tuesday its Menzies Aviation unit secured a number of contract wins and renewals across its UK operations.

Menzies Aviation operates at 219 airports in 37 countries with a team of 36,000 people.

At Glasgow Airport, Menzies agreed a three year contract with Lufthansa.

From December 2019, Menzies will deliver passenger, ramp and de-icing services for Germany’s largest airline.

Menzies also landed a new five-year seasonal contract with United Airlines which will see Menzies provide passenger and ramp services for United’s B752 operation at Glasgow Airport from March 2020, when its summer schedule begins. 

At Edinburgh Airport, Swiss leisure airline Edelweiss Air has selected Menzies as its ground handler of choice and starting from November 2019 Menzies will deliver passenger, ramp and de-icing services for a term of three years.

Lufthansa and United Airlines have also renewed their ground handling contracts with Menzies at Edinburgh Airport, for a term of three and five years respectively. 

At London Gatwick, Wizz Air has renewed its passenger, ramp, cleaning and de-icing contract with Menzies for a three year term.

And Royal Air Maroc, the Moroccan national carrier, has also extended its ground handling agreement for three years with Menzies, providing passenger, ramp and cabin cleaning services. 

At London Heathrow, Tap Air Portugal, the flag carrier of Portugal, has renewed its ground handling contract for three years, which began on September 1, 2019, and includes the delivery of passenger, ramp and ticketing services.

And Middle Eastern Airlines has selected Menzies as its cargo handling partner of choice for a further two years, beginning September 2019. 

Menzies CEO Giles Wilson said: “It is great to see continued momentum across the UK business following our recent win with easyJet at Luton Airport.

“These multiple contract wins and renewals are testament to the high quality service delivered by Menzies professionals across major UK airports.

“Menzies is committed to providing a premium service to our customers, which is why we are seeing contracts renewed time and time again.

“We look forward to strengthening our existing partnerships, and to forging equally strong relationships with new airline customers in the UK over the coming years.” 

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