Menzies Aviation Expands US Operations with jetBlue

Menzies Aviation is pleased to announce the award of the ground handling, cargo handling, and deicing contracts for jetBlue Airways in Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD) commencing on Oct. 15, 2008. The award of the ground handling and deicing contracts will make jetBlue our launch customer for ground handling operations in Chicago and will complement our extensive cargo operations at the airport.

jetBlue serves over 53 destinations in the United States and six Caribbean nations. jetBlue serves three destinations from Chicago with six daily departures.

Menzies Aviation currently provides handling for jetBlue in the US at San Francisco, San Jose, Austin, and Seattle as well as St Maarten, Puerto Plata, and Santo Domingo in the Caribbean. The airline was recently named Best US Airline for the sixth year running.

John Redmond, SVP Americas for Menzies Aviation, said: “We are proud to announce jetBlue as our launch ground handling customer at Chicago O’Hare International Airport. We share a common philosophy with jetBlue that focuses on delivering high value service at the right price to our customers and are delighted to be able to contribute to their continuing growth and success. The dedication of our teams to be a safe and reliable business partner for jetBlue in our other cities has allowed us to continue our business partnership with jetBlue in Chicago and onward.”

Jeff Landgrebe, jetBlue's Director of BlueCities said: “jetBlue is pleased to be expanding our relationship with Menzies to include ground handling at Chicago O'Hare International Airport. jetBlue and Menzies both share a singular focus on providing top-notch customer service, and we're proud to have them as a partner in an increasing number of cities.”