Menzies Aviation has announced the expansion of its contract with Aer Lingus at Manchester Airport to provide passenger, ramp, cabin cleaning and de-icing services for both long and short haul flights.
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Supporting new transatlantic routes, the contract has also provided Menzies an opportunity to increase the amount of electric ground service equipment (GSE) within its fleet, as part of its wider goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2033, Menzies’ 200th Anniversary. Menzies now has a significant amount of electric wide body kit within its Manchester fleet; paving the way to having the widest selection of electric GSE at Manchester Airport.
Menzies has partnered with Aer Lingus at Manchester Airport for over a decade and this latest contract win recognises the passion and pride of the Menzies team, who were excited to support Aer Lingus’ new route to Barbados last month, with routes to New York JFK Airport and Orlando International Airport set to launch in the coming months.
Phil Lloyd, Senior Vice President – UK & Ireland, Menzies Aviation, said: “We’re pleased to further strengthen our relationship with Aer Lingus and support their new transatlantic routes from Manchester Airport. This win provided an opportunity to help us progress towards our goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2033 as we acquired wide body GSE with electric capability.
"The switch to electric was made possible through close collaboration with Aer Lingus and Manchester Airports Group as we needed to quickly adapt the infrastructure on the ramp to charge the GSE. The team are proud to see their electric fleet at Manchester grow and are excited about supporting Aer Lingus as flight volumes continue to recover.”