in Aerospace

Menzies acquires Interexpresso

Posted 19 August 2021 · Add Comment

John Menzies plc (Menzies) has today announced further expansion in Central America with the acquisition of Interexpresso and additional contract wins in the Oceania region.

Image courtesy Menzies

Menzies has agreed to acquire 51% of Interexpresso Costa Rica Corporación ILC, S.A.  (Interexpresso) which will see Menzies’ footprint expand in Central America, an exciting growth market.
 
Interexpresso is an aviation service provider operating in Central America and headquartered in Costa Rica. Interexpresso’s core business relates to cargo handling and aviation security services, primarily consisting of cargo document handling, cargo security screening and aircraft access control. Interexpresso’s operations are based in San Jose, Costa Rica, with additional operations in Guatemala and El Salvador.
 
Menzies’ initial focus will be on developing and growing Interexpresso’s core cargo and security offerings across the region with the potential to expand into additional air cargo handling and ground handling services. The joint venture has added three new countries to Menzies’ portfolio, creating a strong foothold in Central America to develop its product lines across the region.
 
Menzies also have secured new business in the Oceania region with Virgin Australia in Australia. From mid-October Menzies will provide ground services at Darwin, Cairns and Queenstown and will also provide air cargo services at Darwin.  
 
These wins, following a competitive tender process, are in addition to existing business retained at Sydney, Melbourne, Kargoorlie, Perth, Brisbane, Cairns and Gold Coast airports.
 
Overall, the contracts will see Menzies handle c8,000 flights and c6,500 tonnes of cargo per annum at a total of 10 locations for Virgin Australia.

These new contracts represent a significant expansion of Menzies’ operations in the Australian market and build on the recent wins with Qantas and Jetstar.
 
Philipp Joeinig, Chairman & CEO, said: “I am pleased to announce our expansion in the Central American region. We have found a knowledgeable partner in Interexpresso and, working together, we will be able to open doors in new, attractive, higher margin and emerging markets in the region.”  
 
“In addition, our contract wins in Oceania demonstrate our reputation in that region for providing excellent service and I look forward to developing our relationship with Virgin Australia as we move forward.”
 


 

Other Stories
Advertisement
Latest News

Gatwick inspires schoolchildren about airport careers through Learn Live events

Gatwick Airport has announced its popular ‘Learn Live’ programme aimed at local schools will begin again this month, as it kicks off a series of five broadcasts across engineering, IT, data analysis, construction and forecasting.

Digitising Land ISTAR

A contract worth £6.7 million has been awarded to Roke, the delivery partner for ZODIAC, which will act as the central nervous system for Land ISTAR, as the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) embraces far-reaching benefits of

Grants up to £65m available for Future Flight Challenge Phase 3

Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, are investing up to £65 million in innovation projects for Future Flight Challenge Phase 3.

Smiths Detection enhances its screening portfolio

Smiths Detection today announced new product enhancements within the HI-SCAN product range.

GKN Aerospace delivers the first Fixed Trailing Edge for Airbus’ 'Wing of Tomorrow'

GKN Aerospace announced yesterday that it has delivered the first FTE for Airbus’ 'Wing of tomorrow' research programme from its global technology centre (GTC) in Bristol.

CFMS joins Airbus to reduce aerospace's environmental impact

Bristol based CFMS (Centre for Modelling & Simulation) is bringing its expertise in Artificial Intelligence, Advanced Simulation and High Performance Computing (HPC) to the Development of Advanced Wing Solutions (DAWS)

ODU UK SK0902311221
See us at
RAF Museum BT