Flybe awards Gatwick ground handling contract to Menzies Aviation

Flybe has today announced the awarding of the contract for its Gatwick full ground handling services to Menzies Aviation, the aviation services division of John Menzies plc.

The three-year contract will commence on 31 March 2012 and follows on from an already successful relationship between Flybe and Menzies Aviation, who already provide similar services for the airline at Edinburgh, Glasgow, East Midlands and Luton airports.

Andrew Strong, Flybe UK’s Director of Managing Director comments: “Flybe is delighted to extend its successful relationship with Menzies Aviation. The company has served us well to date and we look forward to continuing to work with them in the future at two of our busiest bases. As well as providing a high quality service that supports Flybe’s fast turnaround provision, the deal generates significant savings for Flybe as we look to proactively manage our cost base.”

Flybe is now its third largest slot holder at Gatwick airport, is the largest domestic carrier by some distance, operating 10 routes and is the airport’s most punctual carrier.


  1. cathy Gill says:

    I was traveling on staff standby from LGW to GCI Sunday 26th August and I was off loaded due to technical problems on an earlier flight. The Menzies staff at the gate were excellent but I would like to single out Sylvestor who looked after me. Although I was traveling stand by, I have never been looked after with such charm and professionalism (full fare paying or not!). My baggage had gone astray, and he went beyond the call of duty to make sure I was alright , even charging my mobile phone. He is a real gem. Thank you Sylvestor!

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