Menzies Aviation expands in Latin America with new ground and air cargo services in Costa Rica and Chile

Published: Thursday, April 13, 2023

Menzies Aviation is continuing its expansion in Latin America with new ground and air cargo services in Costa Rica and Chile.
In Costa Rica, the recently acquired Menzies has been awarded licenses to operate ground services at Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO), the country’s largest airport and 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 Terminales Unidas (TUSA).
Menzies said it is the “only aviation services provider operating in SJO Costa Rica 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 the country”.
Meanwhile 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 65,000 sq ft 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 where we have 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.”
Earlier this month, South African Airways (SAA) Cargo appointed Menzies to provide air cargo services at OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, Cape Town International Airport, and Port Elizabeth International Airport.