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Posted 05 April 2018

Menzies Aviation acquires Airline Services Limited

De-icing specialist will expand Menzies’ service portfolio at UK airports

Aviation services specialist Menzies Aviation has acquired Airline Services Limited (“Airline Services”), a UK-based Aircraft De-icing specialist, from Airline Services and Components Group Limited.

Established for more than 30 years, Airline Services provides De-icing and Aircraft Presentation services at 12 UK airports to over 60 airlines, together with Ground Handling operations at London Gatwick. The acquisition takes Menzies into 4 new airport locations.

Combining Airline Services with its existing business strengthens Menzies’ existing market position, allowing the company to continue growing in the UK by expanding its service offering to new and existing customers at a wider range of locations.

As part of the deal, Menzies Aviation welcomes 900 new employees including Nigel Daniel, currently Managing Director of Airline Services, who will take up a leadership position on Menzies’ regional team.

Andy Lord, Menzies Aviation’s Executive Vice President – EMEA, said:

“This acquisition has sound strategic logic and is a significant addition to our UK service offering.

“Adding Airline Services to our existing network gives us the opportunity to share facilities and expertise which will enable us to become even more competitive, I am also excited to be taking the Menzies brand and suite of services into 4 new airport locations.

“The Menzies Aviation team are eager to bring excellence, from touchdown to takeoff, to our newly expanded customer base.”