We are pleased to announce the award of a 10 year exclusive Ground Handling and Into-Plane Fuelling licence for Iraq.
This licence covers Baghdad International Airport and Mosul International Airport and was won in a Menzies-led consortiumcomprising a worldwide oil company and the Al Burhan Group (our Iraqi partner). The next stage is to create a Joint Venturecompany with our partners that will in turn create a Joint Venture with Iraqi Airways under which to operate locally.
As part of the licence conditions, the JV company will take ownership of a consignment of new Ground Service Equipment (GSE) already in Iraq, along with the GSE already being operated by Iraqi Airways. Operations are expected to commence as soon as practical.
Congratulations go to Stephane Gay, Business Development Manager based in Cape Town, who has brought this opportunity home to Menzies.