Menzies expands Aer Lingus Manchester contract

Menzies has extended its contract with Aer Lingus at Manchester Airport to provide passenger, ramp, cabin cleaning and de-icing services for long- and short-haul flights.

Supporting new transatlantic routes, the contract has also provided Menzies with an opportunity to increase the amount of electric ground service equipment (GSE) within its fleet as part of its wider goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2033. Menzies has now partnered with Aer Lingus at Manchester Airport for over a decade.

Phil Lloyd, senior vice president for UK and Ireland at Menzies Aviation, said: “We’re pleased to further strengthen our relationship with Aer Lingus and support its new transatlantic routes from Manchester Airport. This win provided an opportunity to help us progress towards our goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2033 as we acquired wide-body GSE with electric capability.

“The switch to electric was made possible through close collaboration with Aer Lingus and Manchester Airports Group as we needed to quickly adapt the infrastructure on the ramp to charge the GSE. The team is proud to see its electric fleet at Manchester grow and is excited about supporting Aer Lingus as flight volumes continue to recover.”