Menzies Aviation announces it has been awarded the ground handling contract for passenger and ramp services, including dispatch, to handle all Pacific Blue’s flights at its three locations in New Zealand. The contract for services at Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch will begin November15.
In addition to current international flights, Pacific Blue will operate 140 domestic flights weekly to these three destinations using B737-700s and 800s, and are about to take delivery of a further two B737-800s to join the Pacific Blue fleet. The routes are tailored to suit the needs of the market in terms of frequency and schedule. Pacific Blue has been operating for almost four years and is part of the Virgin Blue Group of Airlines.
“We are delighted to have been awarded this prestigious contract in New Zealand,” Chris Daniel, director, Menzies Aviation New Zealand said. “The launch of Pacific Blue’s domestic operation in New Zealand is a big step forward and we are proud to be part of it. Successful conclusion of this agreement demonstrates the close and strong relationship between Menzies Aviation and Pacific Blue and we are looking forward to further developing a long and mutually beneficial business relationship in New Zealand.”
"Awarding the contract to Menzies Aviation underscores the strategic alliance the airline has with the company and it looks forward to the partnership continuing to grow," John Bartlett, CEO, Pacific Blue said.