Menzies Aviation wins five-year cargo contract with Avianca at MIA
Menzies Aviation won a five-year freight contract with Avianca at Miami International Airport (MIA). This contract represents one of the most important victories in the history of Menzies’ cargo business.
Following a competitive process, Avianca selected Menzies as the cargo handling partner of choice at MIA, a strategically important cargo gateway for the airline and the leading US domestic airport for international cargo. Starting in May, a team of over 300 Menzies professionals will provide warehouse cargo handling services to Avianca. Menzies and Avianca are already working closely together to prepare the start-up next month.
Avianca operates at MIA from a 225,000 square foot warehouse and processes approximately 250,000 tonnes of cargo per year through the facility. The carrier focuses on flowers, fish, fruits and vegetables on the import side and a wide range of products on the export side.
This contract extends a period of significant growth for Menzies’ freight business, with major contracts won in Oceania, Europe and the United States over the past six months and an expansion of its global freight network from 36 to 42 airports.
John Redmond, Executive Vice President – Americas, said, “We are very proud that Avianca has selected Menzies as their cargo handling partner at their Miami hub, a complex and large-scale operation for the carrier. This award marks a major milestone, not only for our freight operations in the United States but around the world, and represents Avianca’s strong confidence in Menzies’ excellent standards and ability to provide safe, secure quality service. and consistent. Our team is already working hard to ensure a successful start-up, and we look forward to cultivating a strong and close relationship with Avianca over the years to come.
Ruben Atehortua, Director of Cargo Operations at Avianca Cargo, said: “The Avianca organization is delighted to open a new chapter alongside Menzies Aviation in our Miami hub, which is one of our most important operations. . We believe this is the start of a strong alliance that will allow us to continue to provide exceptional service to our customers while strengthening our position in the Miami market. This partnership is underscored by our mutual commitment to efficiency, improvement and reliability, and we look forward to working closely with Menzies to advance our state-of-the-art operation.