Menzies Aviation has announced a new ground handling contract with Air China at Nice Airport (NCE), alongside the renewal of a cargo contract at San Francisco Airport (SFO).
The three-year contract at Nice Airport begins on August 3 and requires Menzies to deliver ground handling services to Air China on three weekly flights from Beijing Capital Airport (PEK), representing a total of 156 flights per annum and 18,000 aircraft turnarounds. Menzies said the deal has led it expand its ground handling capabilities at Nice Airport so that it can service both narrowbody and widebody aircraft, with Air China being the first widebody customer.
Separately, Menzies has renewed a three-year cargo contract with Air China at SFO, where it will handle more than 8,000 tonnes per year for the Chinese flag carrier. Air China is one of Menzies’ largest cargo customers in the Americas region, where it has been a customer for over 25 years.
Whilst Air China is a new customer for Menzies in Southern Europe, Menzies already provides ground handling and cargo services to the airline at hubs including London Heathrow (LHR), Macau International Airport (MFM) and most recently Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).