Ground services company Menzies Aviation will expand its work at London Heathrow Airport with two new customers and four contract extensions.
The company will deliver cargo handling and airside trucking services for Thai Airways and cargo handling for Morocco’s Royal Air Maroc Cargo, its new customers, while Royal Jordanian Airlines has also added the two services to its existing contract with Menzies.
Karl Aldwinckle, Menzies’ vice-president of cargo in Europe, said: “It is fantastic to see such positive momentum, with a series of wins and renewals for the cargo team at London Heathrow, helping to expand our cargo footprint in Europe.
“We have an ambitious cargo expansion strategy and are proud to have built strong relationships with our customers who recognise our service-driven approach.”
In addition to the new and expanded contracts, Menzies also extended its existing relationships with Lebanon’s Middle East Airlines, Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) Cargo and Romania’s Tarom at the airport.
The services provided by Menzies will cover a range of different activities by the airlines, including the transportation of more than 16,000t of vegetables and fish for Thai Airways during its 14 turns per week and the handling of 6,000t of cargo for Royal Jordanian thanks to an additional 14 turns per week with the airlines.
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Across the six different contracts, Menzies will be adding at least 91 turns per week to its operations at the UK’s busiest airport, including 35 with SAS Cargo, seven with Royal Air Maroc Cargo, 14 with Middle East Airlines and seven with Tarom.
Though it already claims to be the biggest aviation services company in the world based on the number of countries it operates in and the number of weekly turns, Menzies has still been expanding its presence in the last year.