SAA Cargo selects Menzies to provide cargo services

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South African Airways (SAA) Cargo has picked Menzies Aviation to provide cargo services at Johannesburg, Cape Town and Port Elizabeth airports.

The first phase started on 1 December with Menzies handling terminal operations at Cape Town International Airport and the second phase at OR Tambo International in Johannesburg will start in the coming weeks.

The 2 companies are renovating the airport terminals with sustainability in mind including investments in electric vehicles and ground service equipment, solar energy, energy efficient lighting and a full recycling programme.

Professor John Lamola, Chairman and CEO of SAA, said: “This milestone is an important one, it is part of our efforts to re-position SAA Cargo and unlock the value of SAA Cargo terminals. It also allows management to focus on critical strategic goals to grow our cargo business.”

Philipp Joeinig, CEO of Menzies Aviation, added: “SAA is an important player in the cargo industry and this partnership is a real game changer for our business in South Africa as we are now based in the largest air cargo facilities in the country in the 2 main airfreight ports. It also aligns with our long-term vision to strengthen our position as the leading aviation services provider in Africa.”

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