Iraqi Civil Aviation Authority Awards First International Ground Services Operating License to Menzies’ Joint Venture: MASIL

posted on 21st January 2021 by Eddie Saunders
Iraqi Civil Aviation Authority Awards First International Ground Services Operating License  to Menzies’ Joint Venture: MASIL

The award comes as Iraq looks to global industry players to help grow its aviation industry, a key driver for the economy, with plans to upgrade key infrastructure and services at Iraq’s largest airport, Baghdad International Airport. In addition to being the hub airport for Iraqi Airways and Fly Baghdad, it currently handles all aircraft movements for airlines such as Qatar Airways, Emirates and Turkish Airlines.

Menzies’ MASIL Joint Venture will commence operations today, and the joint venture partners intend to draw on their collective global industry experience and world class standards to further improve the customer experience and safety standards at the airport. One of the key aims of the joint venture will be to train and develop Iraqi nationals to assume key positions.

Charles Wyley, EVP Middle East, Asia and Africa at Menzies Aviation, comments: “We are pleased to have been awarded the exclusive contract at Baghdad International Airport and we look forward to supporting the development of Iraq’s world class operating procedures and training schemes. Menzies provides passenger, ramp and cargo services at over 200 airports globally and we’re excited to share our unparalleled experience to help build knowledge and competence within the workforce in Baghdad.”