Menzies Aviation and NAS celebrate first anniversary

Cargo Handling
Menzies Aviation and National Aviation Services (NAS) are celebrating their first anniversary with an extended network and a growing workforce.

Agility acquired Menzies on 4 August last year and since then has entered 6 new countries and the workforce has grown to 40,000 employees.

In the last year, Menzies’ cargo footprint has grown from 69 locations to 75 and its freight forwarding business, Air Menzies International, has added branches in Frankfurt, Lahore, Karachi and Toronto to its network.

Business has grown in all regions with Jamaica and Panama joining the American network, operations in Mexico growing from 31 to 37 airports, new licences being obtained in Canada, Costa Rica and Chile, and contract wins in the US taking it to 55 airports.

In Europe, Menzies has made acquisitions and launched new partnerships in Montenegro, Serbia, Bulgaria and Italy, and is set to complete the acquisition of Portugal’s largest aviation services and ground handling company later this year.

In Oceania and south east Asia, Menzies entered the Malaysian market and secured its first engineering contract in Australia.

In the Middle East, Africa and Asia, Menzies secured a new 5-year licence at 9 South African airports including an air cargo contract at 3 of them, and in India it entered a 15-year partnership with Bangalore International Airport Limited to expand cargo facilities at Bengaluru’s Kempegowda International Airport.

Technology has been enhanced by selected i6 to provide digital fuel management technology to 4 additional airports in the UK and Wipro Limited has been chosen to transform Menzies’ air cargo management system.

Philipp Joeinig, CEO of Menzies Aviation, says, “We are extremely proud to reflect on the remarkable achievements and phenomenal growth we have experienced in the year since we joined forces with National Aviation Services (NAS). It is testament to the hard work, determination and collaborative spirit of our people, who continue to embody and represent the company’s values, no matter where they operate.”

Hassan El-Houry, Chairman of Menzies Aviation, adds, “We will continue to lead the industry by serving our airline and airport partners with the best quality, safety, and security systems. We are equally committed to helping all our stakeholders achieve their sustainability goals, and we will continue to be responsible corporate citizens in our communities.”