Menzies Aviation plants Mangroves and grows network

More than 70,000 mangroves will be planted. Image: Menzies

Menzies Aviation announced that it is participating Climate Impact Partners’ Million Mangroves project and will be planting 70,000 mangroves. The project focuses on restoring the ‘wonder tree’ populations in threatened coastal areas such as those in China, Kenya, Indonesia, or Mexico. Mangroves are highly effective in storing excess carbon and thus aiding to reduce global warming.

Katy Reid, Head of Sustainability & Corporate Responsibility, Menzies Aviation, said: “Menzies’ commitment to building a fair and sustainable future isn’t confined to our operations; we are also passionate about restoring and protecting the environment we live in. With over 35% of the world’s mangroves having been lost since 1980, restoring these ‘wonder trees’ is one of the most effective ways of cutting emissions and supporting biodiversity. We’re proud to work with Climate Impact Partners in support of this wonderful project.”

Sheri Hickok, CEO, Climate Impact Partners added: “We are proud to work with companies like Menzies that are taking action today and raising their climate ambitions, highlighting the critical role that corporates play in delivering global climate targets. Funding the regeneration of nature is vital in our global fight against the climate crisis, and the mangrove tree is a particularly powerful tool – sequestering carbon, whilst benefiting biodiversity and communities. Planting 70,000 more of these wonder trees helps to ensure a thriving future for all life on Earth.”

In other news, Menzies Aviation won the ground handling tender for passenger and ramp handling at Lima’s Jorge Chavez International Airport (LIM) in Perú. The contract runs eight-years, and Menzies is now looking to recruit and train new staff to fulfill it. Aside from its 24 passenger airlines, LIM also sees an annual cargo throughput of more than 213.77 kt of cargo.

Philipp Joeinig, Group CEO, Menzies Aviation said: “Over the past decade, we have demonstrated our commitment to strategic growth in the region, with Jorge Chavez International Airport in Perú becoming our 134th airport in 14 countries in the Americas. Today’s announcement is credit to a truly collaborative effort between our teams in the Americas, Europe and on the ground in Lima. We look forward to returning to Perú after 17 years to build a trusted partnership with Lima Airport Partners (LAP) and working with many of our airline partners who currently operate at the airport.”

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