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Posted 23 January 2020

MEDIA RELEASE:

Menzies Aviation, the global logistics specialist, announced today that it is delighted to have secured a new, five-year contract with American Airlines at London Heathrow airport.

 

The contract commenced on 01 January 2020 and will see Menzies Aviation manage ramp handling and de-icing for the airline at Heathrow, which is American Airlines’ largest hub outside the US. Menzies will handle 21 turns per day for the airline at Heathrow.

 

The announcement follows Menzies Aviation’s recent contract renewal with the Lufthansa Group, announced in October 2019. The two renewals are Menzies Aviation’s largest contracts at London Heathrow.

 

Cesar Marchese, American Airlines Senior Manager of Customer Services & Operations - London Heathrow said: “Menzies has been an invaluable part of our team and has contributed directly to the impressive performance and safety standards we’ve seen through these years. I am delighted with the renewal of the partnership. It will allow us to continue our family-like relationship and also to invest in facilities and infrastructure, providing a solid base for our continuous improvement and growth at Heathrow.”

 

John Henderson, Menzies Aviation SVP UK and Ireland added: “We have enjoyed a long-standing relationship with American Airlines, with our partnership at London Heathrow dating back to 2015. This contract is a testament to the hard work and diligence of our teams on the ground, and I’m delighted to see the relationship continue for a further five years.”

 

-ENDS-

 

For further information contact:

Carrie Wieteska, Clark Communications                                            0131 225 9596

Lesley Brydon, Clark Communications                                               0131 225 9596

 

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.