Menzies Aviation expands cargo business at Heathrow Airport

posted on 21st November 2023 by William Hallowell
Menzies Aviation expands cargo business at Heathrow Airport

Menzies Aviation has renewed and secured several new key cargo contracts with airlines at London’s Heathrow Airport.

The airlines include Thai Airways Cargo, Middle East Airlines, Royal Air Maroc Cargo, Royal Jordanian Airlines, Scandinavian Airlines Cargo and Tarom.

Karl Aldwinckle, vice president of cargo for Europe, said: “It is fantastic to see such positive momentum, with a series of wins and renewals for the cargo team at London Heathrow, helping to expand our cargo footprint in Europe.

“We have an ambitious cargo expansion strategy and are proud to have built strong relationships with our customers who recognise our service driven approach. We’re excited to continue building on these relationships and expand our reach in Europe and beyond.”

Among the new contracts, Menzies is set to deliver cargo handling and airside trucking services for Thai Airways, the national flag carrier of Thailand. The contract, which includes 14 turns per week, will see local teams oversee the transportation of more than 16,000 tonnes of vegetables and fresh fish from Thailand to the UK.

Royal Air Maroc Cargo, the cargo wing of Morocco’s national airline, has appointed Menzies to manage its handling at London’s busiest airport, managing seven turns per week.

Extending its contract with the aviation services business, Royal Jordanian Airlines has added cargo handling and airside trucking to its agreement, which currently includes passenger and ramp handling. The extended contract will include 14 additional turns per week, with more than 6,000 cargo tonnes anticipated each year.

Menzies Aviation has also locked in a further five-years with Middle East Airlines, the flag carrier of Lebanon, to provide air cargo handling services and airside trucking for more than 14 turns per weeks, including more than 1,700 tonnes of fresh vegetables from Lebanon.

Building on a decade long relationship, Menzies will also continue providing cargo handling services for Scandinavian Airlines Cargo, managing more than 35 turns per week.

In addition, it will continue serving long standing cargo customer, Tarom, the flag carrier and oldest currently operating airline of Romania, with seven turns per week.

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