ADS Advance – Menzies Aviation awarded ground handling services license in South Africa

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Posted 18 October 2022

Airports Company South Africa has awarded Menzies Aviation a five-year license to provide ground handling services at nine airports across South Africa.

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Founded 28 years ago, Airports Company South Africa SOC Limited (ACSA) is partially owned by the South African government and manages nine airports across the country.

Following its bid for the renewal of its license earlier this year, Menzies has been granted a license to operate at OR Tambo International Airport (JNB), Cape Town International Airport (CPT), King Shaka International Airport (DUR), Dawid Stuurman International Airport (PLZ), Bram Fischer International Airport (BFN), George Airport (GRJ), Kimberley Airport (KIM), King Phalo Airport (ELS) and Upington International Airport (UTN).

Menzies is the largest aviation services company on the African continent, employing over 3,500 people in 20 countries. In South Africa specifically, Menzies has provided ground services to a range of international airlines since 2008.

The license secures Menzies business in South Africa for another five years, ensuring it can continue to pursue growth in the region in line with its strategic goals. Moreover, it will further support Menzies’ ability to develop other services such as air cargo, VIP meet and greet and lounges.

Charles Wyley, Executive Vice President Middle East, Africa and Asia, Menzies Aviation, said: “We are excited to continue working with our partner ACSA following the renewal of our ground handling services license. This extension ensures that we are also able to continue our support of the South African government’s BBBEE integration programme, and our people can continue to develop their careers with us.

“We look forward to building our relationship with ACSA and supporting our airline partners, whilst growing our other services, such as air cargo and lounges, across South Africa.”

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