Menzies renews with Lufthansa Group at Heathrow

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Menzies Aviation has confirmed the renewal of its contract to provide full suite ground handling services to five airlines at London Heathrow airport – it’s single largest contract at the airport.

The contract with Lufthansa Group, commencing November 1, 2019, will run for a three-and-a-half-year term, following a successful year in which Menzies completed a total of 28,426 turns for the airline group. The partnership between Menzies Aviation and Lufthansa Group at London Heathrow dates back to 2008.

The contract will see Menzies servicing 48 flights per day for the group, with passenger and ramp services for Austrian Airlines, Lufthansa, SWISS, Brussels Airlines and Eurowings included. Airside trucking services will also be provided for Austrian Airlines, Lufthansa and Brussels Airlines.

Giles Wilson, Chief Executive Officer, Menzies Aviation said: “It is fantastic to see yet another contract renewal for our UK ground handling business, especially with one of our long-standing airline partners at a strategically important hub airport. Following the recent awards of Edinburgh and Glasgow, our relationship with Lufthansa Group goes from strength to strength, which is a result of the consistently premium service delivered by Menzies Aviation professionals at London Heathrow. We look forward to solidifying our partnership with Lufthansa Group even further over the next three and a half years.”

John Fehrens, Senior Manager Contracting & Economics, Eurowings said: “I am pleased to officially announce our renewed contract with Menzies Aviation at London Heathrow Airport.We are particularly looking forward to working with the Menzies team on the ground to integrate the Mototok push back tug into our ground handling operations from January 2020.”

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