Menzies Aviation-Siginon Aviation secures 7-year licence in Kenya

Menzies Aviation-Siginon Aviation has extended its ground services at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO) in Nairobi.

The recently renewed 7-year ground handling licence, issued by the Kenya Airports Authority (KAA), now includes a full suite of ground services at NBO which include ramp, passenger and baggage services, including VIP charter flights handling until the end of 2030.

This marks a service expansion for Menzies Aviation-Siginon Aviation in Kenya, where it had only managed cargo and ground handling for freighter flights.

Jomo Kenyatta International Airport is Kenya’s largest aviation facility, and the busiest airport in East Africa.

To match anticipated demand, Menzies Aviation-Siginon Aviation will now embark on a local recruitment drive in Kenya, and will ensure all employees are trained to the highest standards to deliver the safest services to customers.

Charles Wyley, Executive Vice President Middle East, Africa and Asia, Menzies Aviation, said: “We are excited to enter a new phase in our operations in Kenya. The move to offer ground services represents a significant milestone for our team as it strengthens our capabilities in the region. This expansion also marks a significant development for the local community as it will generate new career opportunities, as well as providing training.”

Meshack Kipturgo, Chairman, Menzies Aviation-Siginon Aviation added: “Menzies Aviation-Siginon Aviation continues to flourish as we had envisioned when we partnered two years ago. This milestone is set to be the first of many with our focus being on growing our people, service delivery excellence and making a positive mark in Kenya’s air cargo and aviation sector.”

Through a strategic partnership with Siginon Aviation Ltd, Menzies Aviation ventured into the Kenyan market in 2021, where it offers cargo handling services at NBO and Eldoret International Airport.

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