Menzies begins cargo operations in Baghdad

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Menzies Aviation has announced that MASIL, its joint venture with Iraqi Airways, has commenced cargo operations at Baghdad International airport, with the launch of its Cargo Go Live initiative and manifesto for creating a world-class cargo terminal at the airport.

MASIL, which is listed as The United Iraqi Company for Airports and Ground Handling Services, and which is a joint venture between Menzies Aviation, Iraqi Airways, Air BP and Al Burhan Group, began operations at Baghdad International airport in January after being awarded an exclusive contract by the Iraqi Civil Aviation Authority for the delivery of a full suite of ground handling, cargo and fuelling services at the airport. This was the first licence of its kind to be awarded by the ICAA to a foreign aviation services company.

A team of 65 MASIL employees will provide cargo services at Iraq’s largest airport to customers, including Emirates, Qatar Airways, Turkish Airlines, DHL, MNG Airlines, Silk Way Airlines, Royal Jordanian, Egypt Air, flydubai and Middle East Airlines.

Under the Cargo Go Live initiative, and in line with MASIL's joint venture partners’ plans to enhance customer experience and safety standards at the airport, employees will be undertaking a range of Menzies Aviation cargo training modules, including dangerous goods, safety management, security and specialised handling techniques.

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