Menzies Aviation will begin providing ground services later this year at Montreal-Trudeau International Airport (YUL).

In a competitive bidding process, Menzies was selected by operator Aéroports de Montréal based on its safety, operational performance, environmental, financial and investment track record.

The license will enable Menzies to provide a full suite of ground services at YUL, including ramp, passenger and cabin cleaning services, until the end of 2030. This also marks an expansion at YUL for Menzies where it has an existing cargo operation.

Operations will commence over summer 2023.

Menzies first entered Canada in 2005 and now boasts operations in 16 airports, including the largest by passenger volume, Toronto Pearson International Airport, and the second largest, Vancouver International Airport.

John Redmond, executive vice president Americas, said: “Adding ground handling at Montreal to our network is a fantastic milestone for our team, who have worked diligently to secure the license. The team is now focused on expanding our operations at YUL beyond cargo and they are already working on sourcing ground service equipment and recruiting a new team.

We have an excellent track record of setting up operations at pace, we know the region well, and we are confident this will be a great success.”

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