Menzies Aviation and SAL Saudi Logistics Services have signed an MoU to collaboratively deliver passenger handling services for low-cost carriers at Saudi airports.

The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) refers to the development of a comprehensive study on delivering best-in-class passenger handling services for low-cost carriers at Saudi Arabia airports.

Under the MoU, Menzies Aviation and SAL Saudi Logistics Services will work together to explore the potential of providing passenger handling services for low-cost carriers at Saudi’s airports, with the aim of implementing industry best practice to improve passenger services, enhance the efficiency of operations, and support the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 targets around upgrading and developing airport services.

Emphasising the importance of the agreement with Menzies, Faisal AlBedah, managing director and CEO of SAL Saudi Logistics Services, said: "This MoU will enable SAL to utilise Menzies’ global capabilities and expertise. It is also aligned with our ambitious vision to become the logistics champion for a globally connected Saudi Arabia. We believe the MoU will result in significant improvements in Saudi’s airport services, increasing capacity and enhancing the customer experience and satisfaction, in line with the highest international safety and security standards."

“Our approach complements the National Transport and Logistics Strategy, in parallel with the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 towards welcoming 330 million travellers by 2030,” AlBedah explained. “This will be achieved by offering cutting-edge innovation, integrated logistics services in airports and building a wide network linking domestic airports, seaports and land transport hubs to ensure the ongoing development of this vital sector and increase its contribution to the Saudi GDP, as well as driving the national economy in light of the Kingdom's ambitious vision."

Philipp Joeinig, CEO, Menzies Aviation, added, “The agreement strengthens our position and relationships in the Middle East, which is a key market for Menzies as we look to accelerate our growth and bring the highest standards of aviation services to countries all over the world. I would like to thank Mr AlBedah and the team at SAL for the opportunity to work together and explore how we can help unlock the potential of Saudi’s airports.”

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