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7 February 2019, EDINBURGH: Menzies Aviation, the global aviation services specialist, announces a three-year contract renewal with Air China at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), which sees Menzies extend its partnership with China’s national carrier in the Americas region.

Menzies Aviation will deliver a full suite of cargo handling services at Air China’s largest North American station, including cargo warehousing, freighter handling, and passenger ramp services, handled by a team of over 200 staff. The contract means that Menzies will handle over 60,000 tonnes of cargo per year at LAX, where it has already enjoyed a longstanding partnership with Air China dating back to 2001.

Menzies Aviation is now Air China’s largest supplier in LAX, where the airline operates up to 24 passenger and 2-4 freighter flights per week – and is already a trusted cargo partner to Air China at other major North American stations, including San Francisco International Airport, Vancouver International Airport and George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston, Texas.

Paul Walton, VP Sales & Commercial, said: We are delighted that Air China has decided to maintain its successful cargo handling relationship with Menzies Aviation, at such a strategically important location for the flag carrier. This contract renewal highlights our already successful and longstanding partnership with the airline, and in particular, the great service that our cargo handling employees deliver.

Our cargo operations throughout the Americas region have gone from strength to strength because of capital investments and technology enhancements we’ve made over the years, and this win demonstrates that our strategy of cultivating close and productive relationship with the world’s leading airlines is successful. We look forward to maintaining Air China’s position as one of the chosen carriers for air cargo between the U.S. and China.” 





Notes to editors:


·       Menzies Aviation is a leading global provider of passenger, ramp and cargo services. Menzies Aviation operates at more than 200 airports in 37 countries, supported by a team of some 33,000 highly-trained people. Each year Menzies Aviation serves some 500 Airline customers, handling 1.4 million flights, 1.6 million tonnes of cargo and fuelling 4 million turnarounds. Customers include Air Canada, Air France-KLM, American Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Norwegian, Delta Air Lines, easyJet, Emirates, Frontier Airlines, IAG, Lufthansa, Air Canada, United Airlines and China Airlines. Best in class safety and security is the number one priority each day and every day.

·       John Menzies plc is one of Scotland’s largest companies where success depends on providing an efficient, high quality, time-critical service to their customers and partners. The company was established in 1833 and its head office is in Edinburgh. Today the company is an international aviation services business with operations worldwide.



For further information contact:

Laura Vaughan/Christopher Clark, FTI Consulting

[email protected]; [email protected] 020 3 727 1509

Dave Shedden, Head of Communications, John Menzies plc, [email protected]



Laura Vaughan

Senior Consultant, Strategic Communications EMEA

FTI Consulting

020 3727 1509 T | 07795 035 856 M

[email protected]


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