Menzies Aviation has launched new ground services and air cargo services in Costa Rica and Chile, continuing its expansion in Latin America.
In Costa Rica, Menzies has been awarded licenses to operate ground services at Juan Santamaría International and Liberia Guanacaste airports. Additionally, Menzies is expanding its portfolio at Juan Santamaría with a cargo facility in partnership with Terminales Unidas (TUSA).
In Chile, following the acquisition of a controlling stake in Agunsa Aviation Services last year, Menzies Agunsa has now secured permits which enables it to provide air cargo services to the market.
The recently formed Menzies Agunsa partnership will operate a 65,000sq ft on-airport cargo warehouse at Santiago de Chile Airport, which can handle import cargo and courier products.
This builds on Menzies’ existing ground services business there, which serves airlines such as United Airlines, Delta Air Lines and Qatar Airways.
“We have experienced rapid growth in Latin America over recent years where we have grown our operations from two countries in 2019 to six,” said Menzies Aviation’s EVP Americas John Redmond. “We now have operations across Mexico, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Chile. We are very excited about these latest additional opportunities in Costa Rica and Chile, and look forward to further strengthening our network in this attractive market.”