Sunwing brightens up Menzies’ day

Canadian leisure carrier Sunwing Airlines has signed two ground-handling contracts with Menzies Aviation for airports in North America.

A major new three-year contract at Toronto Pearson International Airport in Canada will see Menzies add 4,600 aircraft turnarounds per year to its portfolio, while the other contract is a renewal of its existing agreement with the airline at Orlando International Airport in Florida. Both encompass passenger services, ramp handling and cabin cleaning.

Toronto-based Sunwing flies to 73 destinations across the US, Mexico, Caribbean, Central and South America.

The seasonal Sunwing service from Orlando runs between December and April, but Toronto Pearson International Airport is Sunwing’s largest location, adding the 4,600 aircraft turnarounds per year to Menzies’ portfolio. The latter is underway with hiring 300 new employees to meet the contract.

Forsyth Black, Menzies’ Chief Executive Officer, said: “This is a major contract win for our Americas region, and particularly for our fast-growing Canadian business. We are thrilled that Sunwing Airlines has chosen to broaden their existing partnership with us, demonstrating the success of our work on the ground so far, and further expanding our operations at one of the largest hub airports in North America.”


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