Menzies Aviation opens new global headquarters in London

By Rebecca Jeffrey

His Majesty’s ambassador to the State of Kuwait Belinda Lewis, Menzies Aviation chief executive Philipp Joeinig and Menzies Aviation chairman Hassan El Houry. Photo: Menzies Aviation

Global aviation logistics specialist Menzies Aviation has opened new global headquarters in central London.

The new London office in Bloomsbury Square was officially opened by Menzies Aviation chairman Hassan El-Houry, Menzies Aviation chief executive Philipp Joeinig and His Majesty’s Ambassador to the State of Kuwait Belinda Lewis.

Joeinig said: “The launch of Menzies’ new global headquarters in London signals our intent and global reach as the world’s largest aviation services company. We are extremely proud to be a British business with a rich-Scottish heritage, and our London headquarters will be home to many of our senior executives and corporate teams who will use it as a base to connect with customers and colleagues.”

El-Houry said: “It’s fitting that our global headquarters has returned to the city where John Menzies was first inspired to launch his successful business nearly 190 years ago. Over the centuries, Menzies has remained relevant by constantly evolving and staying one step ahead of competitors.

“We will continue this legacy as we enter a new chapter of accelerated growth to become the undisputed number one in our industry.”

Lewis added: “It’s wonderful to celebrate the opening of Menzies’ new headquarters in central London. The combination of Menzies Aviation and National Aviation Services brought together many decades of British and Kuwaiti business acumen, reflecting the strong, historic relationship between the UK and Kuwait.

“The UK’s aviation industry is a vital part of our economy and it’s great to host the global headquarters of the world’s largest aviation services company.”

Spread over two Georgian townhouses, the 5,784 sq ft headquarters has been designed by Thirdway with in-person and virtual connectivity in mind. 

Menzies will retain an office in Edinburgh, where the company was founded in 1833.

Operating in 250-plus airports across 58 countries, Menzies became the world’s largest aviation services company by number of countries and second largest by airports served when it joined forces with National Aviation Services earlier this year.

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Rebecca Jeffrey

Rebecca Jeffrey
New to aviation journalism, I joined Air Cargo News in late 2021 as deputy editor. I previously worked for Mercator Media’s six maritime sector magazines as a reporter, heading up news for Port Strategy. Prior to this, I was editor for Recruitment International (now TALiNT International). Contact me on: [email protected]