Air Cargo Management

Menzies reflects on 12 months of success under new ownership

Menzies Aviation

One year ago, Menzies Aviation joined forces with National Aviation Services (NAS) and has since expanded its services to 18 new airports, grown its air cargo footprint to 75 locations, and announced its net-zero commitments.

Menzies Aviation was acquired by Agility on August 4, 2022, and over the past 12 months has entered six new countries and increased its workforce to 40,000 employees – the highest in its 190-year history.

Philipp Joeinig, chief executive of Menzies Aviation, said: “We are extremely proud to reflect on the remarkable achievements and phenomenal growth we have experienced in the year since we joined forces with National Aviation Services (NAS).

“It is testament to the hard work, determination, and collaborative spirit of our people who continue to embody and represent the company’s values, no matter where they operate. We’re excited to look to the future, as we continue our journey to be recognised as the leading aviation services provider.”

Some notable company successes include:


Menzies Aviation expanded its footprint to Jamaica and Panama, and grew operations in Mexico from 31 to 37 airports. It also obtained new licenses for operations in Canada, Costa Rica, and Chile, and welcomed new customers through multiple contract wins in Philadelphia, Atlanta, and Texas taking it to 55 airports in the US – and more than 120 in total. The company also states it achieved the largest net sales wins in its history, and won a series of large contracts with key global airline customers, making 2022 its best year yet in the Americas.


The company has said that significant growth was achieved with acquisitions and new partnerships in Montenegro, Serbia, Bulgaria, and Italy. It also took a decisive step towards the acquisition of Portugal’s largest aviation services and ground handling company, which is set to complete this year.

Oceania and South East Asia

In a new partnership at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL), the company has established its first location in Malaysia, complementing its existing operations in Indonesia, China-Macau, and Thailand. The company also secured its first engineering contract in Australia, where it has diversified into more narrowbody, high-volume ground handling.

Middle East, Africa and Asia

The company has secured a new five-year license at nine airports in South Africa, where it also won an air cargo contract at three airports. In India, it entered a 15-year partnership with Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL) to expand international and domestic cargo facilities at Kempegowda International Airport Bengaluru.

Air cargo footprint

Menzies Aviation states it has grown its air cargo footprint from 69 locations to 75 locations, and Air Menzies International, its freight forwarding business, also expanded its global network with new branches in Frankfurt, Germany; Lahore and Karachi in Pakistan; and Toronto, Canada.


The company says it has invested in technology to enhance operations with sustainability in mind. It extended its partnership with i6, a leader in digital fuel management technology to four additional airports in the UK, and has selected Wipro Limited, a leading technology services and consulting company, to transform its air cargo management system.


Over the last 12 months, Menzies Aviation has set a new net-zero commitment, aligned to the Science Based Targets initiative, for scope 1, 2, and 3 CO2e emissions across the company by 2045. The commitments, which were published in Menzies’ 2022 Annual Review & Sustainability Report, reflect the company’s refreshed sustainability targets across safety, people, environment, ethical, community, and governance pillars following the launch of its ‘All In’ plan for a fair and sustainable future in 2021.

Hassan El-Houry, chairman of Menzies Aviation, said: “Twelve months ago we reshaped our industry when we combined NAS and Menzies to create the world’s largest aviation services company.

“This marked a new era of accelerated growth for our business which now spans six continents, over 70 countries, and more than 270 airports, supported by a trained and dedicated team of more than 40,000 employees.

“We will continue to lead the industry by serving our airline and airport partners with the best quality, safety, and security systems. We are equally committed to helping all our stakeholders achieve their sustainability goals, and we will continue to be responsible corporate citizens in our communities.”

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