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Menzies Aviation renews contract with Lufthansa at Heathrow

Posted 29 October 2019 · Add Comment

Menzies Aviation today announced a contract renewal with Lufthansa Group, which will see Menzies delivering a full suite of ground handling services to five airlines at London Heathrow Airport.

Courtesy Menzies Aviation

The group contract, which commences from 1 November 2019, is Menzies Aviation’s single largest contract at London Heathrow. The contract term is for three years and a half years and follows on from a successful year in which Menzies completed a total of 28,426 turns for the airline group.
The renewal includes the delivery of passenger and ramp services for Austrian Airlines, Lufthansa, SWISS, Brussels Airlines and Eurowings. Menzies will also provide airside trucking services for a selection of those airlines, including Austrian Airlines, Lufthansa, and Brussels Airlines. In total, the contract will see Menzies servicing 48 flights per day for the group.
Menzies Aviation and Lufthansa Group have enjoyed a long-standing and fruitful relationship, with partnerships at London Heathrow dating back to 2008.
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.”
Phil Harlock, Station Manager, Austrian Airlines, Lufthansa, SWISS said: “I am delighted we reached agreement to continue our strong partnership with Menzies Aviation at Heathrow. For many years Menzies management and the front line staff have worked closely with my team and I to deliver the high standard of customer service and operational excellence the Lufthansa Group Airlines strive to achieve”.
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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