Al Burhan and Menzies MASIL form new joint venture and celebrate a successful Pope’s visit to Iraq.

Al Burhan and Menzies, have formed a new venture, working together as MASIL, on the logistics of the Pope Francis visit to Baghdad international airport at the start of the first papal visit to Iraq, are delighted with the smooth running of the operation from the airport and the logistics aspect of the visit.

MASIL the joint venture between Menzies Aviation, Air BP ltd, Iraqi Airways and Al Burhan Group, was awarded the exclusive contract for the delivery of a full suite of ground handling, cargo and fuelling services in January 2021, and commenced operations the same month.

The joint venture partners will draw on their collective global industry experience and world class standards to improve further the customer experience and safety standards at the airport. One of the key aims of the joint venture will be to develop Iraqi nationals to assume key positions.

Abir Alburhan says ‘Al Burhan are proud to have partnered with Menzies and BP air to develop and strengthen the ground handling and fueling operations services at Baghdad airport over the next 10 years. Al Burhan have formed this joint venture company with the partners in Iraq called MASIL. This company will service international carriers, thereby enhancing the international reputation of the airport and delivering world class standards in ground handling operations. Our consortium is also proud to train more than 800 members of ground handling and fueling staff at the airport. We hope the joint venture and ppp partnerships of this nature will attract a positive light on Iraq and demonstrate these kinds of partnerships can be successful in Iraq.’