Menzies Agunsa Aviation will provide South American airline JetSMART with full ground services at the carrier’s network of 16 airports across Chile.

The new five-year contract will see Menzies Agunsa Aviation deliver passenger, ramp and cabin cleaning services for the ultra-low-cost carrier, handling more than 28,000 turns in the first year, with significant annual growth anticipated each year thereafter. The contract, in partnership with Menzies’ joint venture partner in Chile, Agencias Universales SA (AGUNSA), reaffirms the company’s commitment to growth in the Central and South American region, and represents a significant expansion on its operations within Chile, Menzies said.

Supporting JetSMART’s operations across Chile, Menzies Agunsa Aviation will deliver ground services at the airline’s primary base of operations at Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport, the country’s busiest international airport. It will also oversee the airline’s secondary hub at Carriel Sur International Airport, along with Andrés Sabella Gálvez International Airport, El Loa Airport and La Florida Airport, and the remaining 11 airports in the JetSMART network.

This latest win represents an important step in our strategic expansion in this vibrant region

Philipp Joeinig, Menzies Aviation

This is the first contract for Menzies with JetSMART, building on its portfolio of Indigo Group airlines, which currently includes Frontier Airlines, Lynx Air, Volaris and Wizz Air.

Philipp Joeinig, CEO, Menzies Aviation, said: “We are delighted to welcome JetSMART to our portfolio of Latin American customers. This latest win represents a significant milestone for Menzies and an important step in our strategic expansion in this vibrant region.

“We are excited to work with JetSMART in 16 new locations in Chile, providing safe, secure, and high-quality services for the carrier and its passengers, while helping to harness the untapped potential of the region’s aviation industry."

Menzies’ growing operations in Chile complements its existing operations in six other countries in Central and South America including Mexico, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala and Panama.

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