SAL Saudi Logistics Services and Menzies Aviation launch passenger handling study

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SAL Saudi Logistics Services (SAL) and Menzies Aviation have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to develop a comprehensive study on delivering passenger handling services for low-cost carriers at Saudi Arabian airports.

The aim of the study is to explore the potential of providing passenger handling services with best practices, improved passenger services and efficient operations. It is also to support the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 targets associated with upgrading and developing airport services.

Faisal AlBedah, managing director and CEO of SAL, stated, “This MoU will enable SAL to utilize Menzies’ global capabilities and expertise. It is also aligned with our ambitious vision to become the logistics champion for a globally connected Saudi Arabia. We believe the MoU will result in significant improvements in Saudi’s airport services, increasing capacity and enhancing the customer experience and satisfaction, in line with the highest international safety and security standards.

“Our approach complements the National Transport and Logistics Strategy, in parallel with the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 towards welcoming 330 million travelers by 2030. This will be achieved by offering cutting-edge innovation [and]integrated logistics services in airports and building a wide network linking domestic airports, seaports and land transport hubs to ensure the ongoing development of this vital sector and increase its contribution to the Saudi GDP, as well as driving the national economy in light of the Kingdom’s ambitious vision.”

Philipp Joeinig, CEO of Menzies Aviation, said, “This collaboration has huge potential not only for our businesses but for the country’s aviation industry more broadly as the Saudi 2030 vision aims to increase passenger numbers significantly by the end of this decade. The agreement strengthens our position and relationships in the Middle East, which is a key market for Menzies as we look to accelerate our growth and bring the highest standards of aviation services to countries all over the world. I would like to thank Mr AlBedah and the team at SAL for the opportunity to work together and explore how we can help unlock the potential of Saudi’s airports.”

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