Menzies Aviation renews LATAM ground handling contract

Aviation logistics company Menzies Aviation has announced a three-year contract renewal with Latin America’s leading airline group, LATAM, in Colombia.

The contract will see Menzies deliver deliver ground handling operations at four Colombian airports: El Dorado International Airport in Bogota, José María Córdova International Airport in Rionegro, Alfonso Bonilla Aragón International Airport in Palmira and Ernesto Cortissoz International Airport in Barranquilla.

“LATAM is the dominant player in the South American market and a valued customer of Menzies,” said Giles Wilson, Chief Executive Officer, Menzies Aviation.

“LATAM’s decision to renew their contract after nine years goes to show what a great job our team do day in and day out, ensuring we deliver a safe and secure service with aircrafts departing on time. I look forward to continuing our relationship with LATAM in Colombia.”

Menzies will oversee 40,000 turns per annum across all four stations, in a continuation of the nine-year relationship it has held with LATAM, which operates one of the largest route networks in the world.

The move comes one week after Menzies renewed its contract with Thai Cargo in a five-year deal which will see it provide cargo handling services at Sydney (SYD), Melbourne (MEL), Brisbane (BNE), Perth (PER) and Auckland (AKL) airports.