Menzies secures series of ground-handling contracts to expand Mexican portfolio

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Ground-handling specialist Menzies Aviation has secured several new ground service contracts in Mexico, where it now operates at 31 airports.

The contracts are with American Airlines, Aeroflot, Air Canada, Delta Air Lines, Flair Airlines, Frontier Airlines and TAG Airlines, and represent the strengthening of Menzies’ presence in the Latin American market.

American Airlines: Menzies has won two new contracts with American Airlines, for the delivery of passenger, ramp and cabin cleaning services at Chetumal, and for ramp and cabin cleaning services at Manzanillo. These wins build on Menzies’ relationship with American Airlines, which it already services at 16 airports across Mexico. Chetumal is a new airport for Menzies’ Mexico operations.

Aeroflot: At Cancun, Mexico’s second busiest airport, Menzies is providing Aeroflot with passenger, ramp and cabin cleaning services. The Russian carrier has recently launched operations at the airport and is a new customer for Menzies at this location.

Air Canada: Menzies has secured contracts to provide ramp and cabin cleaning services to Air Canada at Huatulco and Zihuatanejo airports. Air Canada is a large customer for Menzies; however, these are the first contracts with the airline in Mexico.

Delta Air Lines: Delta has awarded Menzies ramp and cabin cleaning services contracts at two stations in Mexico, which will see Menzies servicing 355 flights a year from Guadalajara Airport and 575 flights a year at Monterrey Airport. Monterrey is a new station for Menzies, becoming its 31st  airport in Mexico, and its 40th in the Latin America region.

Flair Airlines: Menzies has been selected to support Flair Airlines start up across Mexico, where the Canadian ultra-low-cost carrier is establishing new routes. Menzies will provide ground-handling services at Los Cabos and Cancun from February. This builds on Menzies’ and Flair Airlines’ existing partnership in Canada, where Menzies provides ground services at nine airports.

Frontier Airlines: Menzies has won a contract with the US-based ultra-low-cost carrier Frontier Airlines for the provision of ground-handling services at Cancun.

TAG Airlines: Menzies has been awarded a ground-handling services contract for TAG Airlines at five locations in Mexico: Cancun, Mérida, Oaxaca, Tuxtla Gutiérrez and Guadalajara. The contract is a significant win for Menzies, as it will bring an additional 1,667 turns to the business in Mexico, further strengthening its presence in the country.

John Redmond, executive vice president – Americas at Menzies Aviation, said, “We are excited to further expand our presence in Latin America with these new contract wins across Mexico, which highlight the positive reputation Menzies has built for providing safe, secure and consistent quality service across the region. We look forward to continuing to strengthen and grow our relationships with each of these airlines in the future.”

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