Menzies extends cargo handling deal with Malaysia Airlines for Australasia

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Ground services provider Menzies Aviation has extended its deal with Kuala Lumpur-based Malaysia Airlines covering cargo, passenger and ramp handling for the carrier in the Australia/New Zealand region.

The deal has been extended for a further five years and covers the Menzies stations at Sydney Airport (SYD), Melbourne Airport (MEL), Adelaide Airport (ADL), Perth Airport (PER) and Auckland Airport (AKL).

London, UK-headquartered Menzies has supported Malaysia Airlines with a range of services at these locations since 2016.

The handler has said that it expects to handle a total of 3,200 flights across the five locations each year until 2029, when the extended contract is due to expire.

Menzies executive vice president – Oceania & South East Asia, Darren Masters, commented: “The renewal of this agreement is a reflection on the strong strategic partnership that has developed between Menzies and Malaysia Airlines over the course of eight years.”

Aslina Ahmad Asiri, global head of operations at Malaysia Airlines, added: “The contract extension is a testament of a great partnership and the trust that MAB [Malaysia Airlines Berhad] has forged with Menzies over the last eight years.

“Menzies has always been supportive of MAB operations throughout [the] ANZ [Australia and New Zealand] region despite the challenges post Covid-19.

“Menzies has continuously engaged MAB to address these challenges and enforce their utmost commitment to support MAB’s plan to grow the ANZ operations.

“It is comforting to work with a highly professional entity that understand the business needs and ever willing to listen to feedback from their customers.”

Elsewhere, earlier this month it was announced that Menzies Aviation and Menzies Macau Airport Services are partnering with Kerry Logistics to enhance customs clearance for e-commerce at Macau Airport.

The partners have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) that aims to ensure all goods handled by Kerry eCommerce passing through Macau can depart “smoothly and achieve fast and efficient transportation through convenient customs clearance procedures in Macau”.

Meanwhile, also earlier this month, Malaysia Airlines added Maastricht Aachen Airport (MST) to its network. It plans to operate a scheduled weekly cargo service to the Dutch cargo airport using an Airbus A330-200 freighter operated by its cargo arm MASkargo.

Kerry and Menzies partner on customs clearance at Macau

Malaysia Airlines adds Maastricht Aachen Airport to network

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