Global aviation logistics specialist Menzies Aviation has been awarded a five-year ground-handling contract by Wizz Air, Europe’s fastest growing airline, at its recently launched Oslo Gardermoen Airport base.
Menzies Aviation will provide a full suite of ground-handling services to the low-cost airline to support the smooth operation of its domestic flights. When flight volumes at the airport recover it is expected that this contract will represent 5,000 turnarounds a year, as Wizz Air looks to grow its presence in the Norwegian market.
This award follows the recent renewal of Wizz Air and Menzies’ agreement at Václav Havel Airport in Prague, which will see Menzies providing ground-handling services to the airline for the next three years.
These wins further strengthen Menzies’ existing relationship with Wizz Air. In November last year, Wizz Air selected Menzies as its ground-handling partner as part of a five-year agreement at its Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport base, with Menzies already supporting the carrier at airports in London, Cluj, Timișoara, Iasi and Sibiu.
Menzies Aviation’s VP for Northern Europe, Thomas Andersson, commented: “It’s fantastic to see our relationship with Wizz Air go from strength to strength. We ended last year with a major contract win at the airline’s Budapest base and have built on this to both secure our contract renewal at Prague and this latest award at Oslo.”
He concluded: “These successes are the result of a close working partnership we have established with Wizz across our network of stations and the excellent service provided by Menzies professionals on the ground. We are looking forward to ramping up our support of Wizz operations as flight volumes return.”
In February of this year, Menzies announced contract wins for its ground services business in Australia, working with Qantas Airways at Perth, Brisbane, Cairns and Darwin, as well as with Jetstar at its Melbourne hub.