Menzies Aviation continues its expansion in Latin America with new ground services and air cargo services launching in Costa Rica and Chile.

In Costa Rica, Menzies has been awarded licenses to operate ground services at Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO), the country’s largest airport and its primary airport for international travellers, and at Liberia Guanacaste Airport (LIR). Additionally, Menzies is expanding its portfolio at SJO with a cargo facility in partnership with Costa Rican integrated logistics specialist Terminales Unidas (TUSA).

Menzies is the only aviation services provider operating at SJO that offers the full suite of ground, air cargo, and security services, and is focused on developing and growing all three services at airports across Costa Rica.

In Chile, following the acquisition of a controlling stake in Agunsa Aviation Services last year, Menzies Agunsa has now secured permits which enables it to provide air cargo services to the market.

The recently formed Menzies Agunsa partnership will operate a 65,000ft2 on-airport cargo warehouse at Santiago de Chile Airport (SCL), which can handle import cargo and courier products. This builds on Menzies’ existing ground services business at SCL, where it serves several airlines, including United Airlines, Delta Air Lines and Qatar Airways.

John Redmond, EVP Americas, Menzies Aviation, said: “We have experienced rapid growth in Latin America over recent years, having grown our operations from two countries in 2019 to six. We now have operations across Mexico, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Chile. We are very excited about these latest additional opportunities in Costa Rica and Chile, and look forward to further strengthening our network in this attractive market.”

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