Multiple Contract Wins for Menzies Aviation
JOHN MENZIES plc
("Menzies" or the "Group")
MENZIES AVIATION ANNOUNCES MULTIPLE UK CONTRACT WINS AND RENEWALS
1 October 2019, EDINBURGH: Menzies Aviation, the global aviation logistics specialist, is pleased to announce a number of contract wins and renewals across its UK operations:
Menzies has agreed a three year contract with Lufthansa at Glasgow Airport. From December 2019, Menzies will deliver passenger, ramp and de-icing services for Germany's largest airline. Menzies has also landed a new five-year seasonal contract with United Airlines, which will see Menzies provide passenger and ramp services for their B752 operation at Glasgow Airport from March 2020, when their summer schedule begins.
Swiss leisure airline Edelweiss Air has selected Menzies as its ground handler of choice at Edinburgh Airport. 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.
· London Gatwick
Wizz Air has renewed its passenger, ramp, cleaning and de-icing contract with Menzies for a three year term at London Gatwick Airport, where Menzies has been its trusted partner since June 2016. Menzies will service four daily flights during the summer and two daily flights during the winter. 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.
· London Heathrow
Tap Air Portugal, the flag carrier of Portugal, has renewed its ground handling contract for three years, which began on 01 September 2019 and includes the delivery of passenger, ramp and ticketing services. Middle Eastern Airlines has selected Menzies as its cargo handling partner of choice for a further two years, beginning September 2019.
Giles Wilson, Chief Executive Officer 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."
For further information contact:
Jonathon Brill, Fern Duncan, Laura Vaughan, FTI Consulting 0203 727 1000
John Geddes, Corporate Affairs Director, Menzies Aviation 0131 459 8018
Notes to editors:
· Menzies Aviation is a leading global provider of passenger, ramp and cargo services. Menzies Aviation operates at 219 airports in 37 countries, supported by a team of some 36,000 highly-trained people. Each year Menzies Aviation serves some 1,000 customers, handling 1.4 million flights, 1.6 million tonnes of cargo and fuelling 4 million turnarounds. Customers include Air Canada, Air France-KLM, American Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Delta Air Lines, easyJet, Emirates, Frontier Airlines, IAG, Lufthansa, Norwegian Air Shuttle, Air Canada, United Airlines and China Airlines. Best in class safety and security is the number one priority each day and every day.
· Menzies Aviation operates in a structural growth market, which has strong out-sourcing trends as well as progressive market growth. As a global player in the aviation services market Menzies is well placed to be a leading player as the market continues to professionalise and will continue to embrace and develop new technologies to provide market leading service.
· John Menzies plc is one of Scotland's largest companies where success depends on providing an efficient, high quality, time-critical service to their customers and partners. The company was established in 1833 and its head office is in Edinburgh. Today the company is an international aviation services business with operations worldwide.
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