Posted 31 October 2016

Menzies Wins Saudia Contract 

Saudi Arabian Airlines award Menzies with cargo contract in South Africa

We are delighted to announce that Menzies Aviation in South Africa has been awarded a 3 year contract with Saudi Arabian Airlines cargo handling at Johannesburg O R Tambo International Airport (JNB). In preparation for this, Menzies South Africa recently acquired additional warehousing facilities, ensuring we have the capacity to successfully manage this new business.

Adding to this, the security for both facilities has been upgraded with an offsite monitoring system linked to armed response. Access is controlled by the offsite monitoring system officers who will be able to talk to any intruders, warning them that they are on camera and that armed response police are on their way.

Russell Doane, SVP AMEI commented: “Our decision to invest in the additional infrastructure in JNB has proved to be a good one. The increased capacity from our second cargo warehouse, a purpose built temperature controlled Pharma zone and the improved security systems have placed Menzies in a strong commercial position to secure new business, with Saudia Arabian Airlines being the latest addition to our customer portfolio.”

Ian van Rooyen, VP Operations Southern Africa added: “The decision to acquire more warehouse space has definitely paid off as this was important for Saudi Arabian Airlines and proved to be a deciding factor in awarding us the contract.”

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Menzies Amsterdam Awarded Eurowings Contract

After a successful tender process, Menzies Aviation in Amsterdam has been awarded the Eurowings handling contract at Schiphol Airport. Services will begin as early as 28th of October.

Eurowings currently operates 18 weekly flights to Hamburg (twice daily) and Stuttgart (daily), as well as connecting flights to the rest of the Eurowings network.

Femke van Veen, Business Unit Manager, Menzies Aviation LCC stated: "This contract win is the result of the excellent teamwork between our commercial and operational teams. Together we were able to submit the best offer possible and secure this exciting contract with Eurowings.

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Ibérica Receive Environmental Recognition Award

This year, Menzies Aviation Ibérica received the ISO14001 Environmental Recognition Award for dedication to environmental improvements in Spain.

ISO 14001 is an internationally recognised standard that sets out the requirements for an Environmental Management System. It helps organisations improve their environmental performance through more efficient use of resources and reduction of waste, gaining a competitive advantage and the trust of stakeholders.

The certificate was presented by AENOR, The Spanish Association for Standardisation and Certification, alongside Gabriel Barceló, Vice-President of the Regional Government of the Balearic Islands and Minister for Innovation, Research and Tourism and José Hila, Mayor of the City Council Palma de Mallorca. The award follows the development and implementation of Ibérica’s effective Environmental Management Systems.

Maru Maroto Lehmusto, Operations Support and Environmental Manager for Southern Europe said: “We are extremely proud to receive this recognition and the certification renewal, having worked tirelessly to improve and advance our environmental impact here in Spain. We aim to continue this for 2017 and beyond.”