Menzies scoops Bangalore cargo handling contract

Source: Menzies Aviation

Menzies Aviation has won a 15-year contract to provide cargo handling services on domestic flights at Kempegowda International Airport Bengaluru (BLR).

The contract will see Menzies form a joint venture company with airport operator Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL), which will be the sole provider of domestic cargo operations at BLR.

Menzies Aviation (Bengaluru) Private Limited (MABPL) will develop a new domestic cargo facility with an initial capacity of 250,000 tonnes, with the scope to increase to 400,000 tonnes in the future.

Th development will support BIAL’s ambitions to cater for up to 1.6m tonnes of cargo annually across its facilities.

As part of the deal, Menzies will also increase capacity at its existing facility for international cargo by 40,000 tonnes to 250,000 tonnes per year.

Capacity will be increased in a phased manner by the end of this decade.

Charles Wyley, executive vice president Middle East, Africa and Asia, Menzies Aviation, said: “This long-term agreement with BIAL significantly expands our cargo operations at this strategically important transport hub, which represents the gateway to South and Central India.

“This partnership comes at an exciting time for the development of the Indian aviation market and BIAL continues to invest in its state-of-the-art facilities. We look forward to deploying our operational expertise and developing BLR Airport’s cargo infrastructure as we, together with BIAL, strategically enhance the airport’s position as a thriving centre of cargo excellence.”

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Damian Brett

Damian Brett
I have been writing about the freight and logistics industry since 2007 when I joined International Freighting Weekly to cover the shipping sector.After a stint in PR, I have gone on to work for Containerisation International and Lloyds List - where I was editor of container shipping - before joining Air Cargo News in 2015.Contact me on [email protected]