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Menzies Aviation and FlySafair expand partnership across South Africa


Menzies Aviation, the global aviation logistics specialist, has expanded its partnership with FlySafair, a low-cost carrier in South Africa, from one airport to seven.

The five-year contract will see Menzies provide passenger and ramp services for 40,000-plus turns per year at O.R. Tambo International Airport (JNB), Cape Town International Airport (CPT), King Shaka International Airport (DUR), King Phalo Airport (ELS), Dawid Stuurman International Airport (PLZ) and George Airport (GRJ). This builds on an existing relationship at Bram Fischer International Airport (BFN).

The contract is a major win for Menzies as FlySafair is the biggest domestic carrier by passenger numbers in South Africa, with the airline expected to receive extra aircraft in the first half of 2023. The win also strengthens Menzies position as the largest aviation services company on the African continent and follows the recent five-year renewal of its ground handling license with Airports Company South Africa SOC Limited (ACSA).

Charles Wyley, Executive Vice President, Middle East, Africa & Asia, Menzies Aviation, said: “We’re delighted to provide ground services to FlySafair at more airports across South Africa. We began working with the airline at Bloemfontein last year and this latest win is a major milestone for our team as it reflects the high standard and service they consistently provide to our airline customers. We look forward to building our relationship with FlySafair and supporting them as they continue to grow.”