Menzies Aviation enters into joint venture with SGA Angola

Luanda International Airport (LAD) is to benefit from a recent joint venture intention announced by .Menzies Aviation and Sociedade Gestora de Aeroportos (SGA-SA). Menzies Aviation and SGA Angola’s joint venture, called Menzies Angola, will ensure cargo and lounge services at the airport. As well as managing LAD’s VIP lounge which annually sees over 45,000 passing through, it will handle more than 30,000 tons of cargo each year for a number of airline customers including TAAG-Angola Airlines, Air France, TAP Air Portugal, and Ethiopian Airlines.

At the birth of a JV for Luanda International Airport. Image: Menzies Aviation

SGA Angola reports to the Angolan Ministry of Transport, and manages 17 other airports in addition to Angola’s principle airport, LAD. “Its main mission is to provide high quality and safe services, with a focus on operational efficiency and sustainability,” the release states. Values shared by Menzies Aviation which, meanwhile, is now the largest aviation services group in the world in terms of number of countries and aircraft turns, employing more than 40,000 people at 255 airports in over 60 countries across the globe.

Charles Wyley, EVP Middle East, Africa, and Asia, announced: “We are thrilled to announce our joint venture with SGA, and look forward to providing safe, secure and reliable services to our airline customers in the region. Angola’s aviation industry is growing with a bright future ahead, which is why now is the opportune time to forge a strategic partnership with SGA. We look forward to working with SGA to provide services at Luanda International Airport, and support its transition to the new, under construction, Angola International Airport.”

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