Qatar Airways Cargo has moved into their new base within Menzies Aviation’s on-airport facilities at London Heathrow Airport.
The move is the result of a new long-term agreement struck in July between the two companies for Menzies to provide cargo handling, freighter aircraft handling and cargo transportation to and from aircraft.
Warehouse capacity at Heathrow for the handling of the passenger and freighter cargo exceeds 7,000 sq m and is the ‘largest dedicated warehouse capacity solution ever provided by Menzies at Heathrow’.
Robert Fordree, Menzies Aviation Executive Vice President- Cargo said, “Initially, our new employees will be supported by eight Menzies ambassadors, who’ll help them to get their bearings in our warehouse and learn about the equipment and systems. The warehouse and reception area have just been refurbished to provide a dedicated reception area and operations office.”
The Menzies team welcoming Qatar Airways includes more than 60 new joiners who’ve transferred from their previous handling company.
“It’s good to have some positive job news to talk about with the transfer across of so many employees,” Fordree said. “We’ve given them a big welcome with a full induction programme designed to introduce them to our business and support them too. The feedback from the team has been very positive and we’re all looking forward to a successful working partnership.”