This week saw Menzies Aviation sign a Memorandum of Understanding with Air Serbia to provide passenger and ramp services at their base in Belgrade.
It is understood that this deal will begin from February 2024, and represents the biggest deal in Eastern Europe made by the company.
Without further ado, let’s get into it…
Menzies Aviation Signs Deal with Air Serbia in Belgrade…
Under this agreement, staff at Menzies Aviation will manage more than 22,000 turnarounds in the first year at Belgrade with Air Serbia.
The Serbian carrier has signed this deal in response to the continued growth and expansion that they have had in recent months, with their market share increasing to 50%.
Commenting on the deal was Philipp Joeinig, the CEO of Menzies Aviation:
“We are extremely excited by the opportunity to work with Air Serbia, helping the airline achieve further domestic and international growth.”
“Strategically, as the number one service provider in the world, and number one provider in the region, this venture represents a major step for Menzies, supporting our ambitions to expand our presence in the Balkans and support emerging aviation markets.”
“We are looking forward to delivering market leading, high quality aviation services in the Balkans with the fast-growing Air Serbia, and increasing our market share at Belgrade Airport.”
Adding to this was Jiri Marek, the CEO of Belgrade-based Air Serbia:
“We are extremely pleased about the upcoming cooperation with such a renowned aviation services provider as Menzies Aviation.”
“During this year’s summer season, Air Serbia recorded unprecedented growth, but at the same time faced certain challenges in the field of ground handling.”
“I want to apologize once again to all passengers affected by the situation at our hub this summer. Even during the season, we reacted quickly to that situation by hiring additional personnel in record time.”
“Now we are taking the next step because in 2024 we want to provide the best possible service for our passengers and a reliable partner for the further growth of the company.”
Overall, this is a big deal for Menzies Aviation, and will no doubt help Air Serbia address any issues going into the future with ground handling.
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