first_img JOHN Menzies yesterday upgraded its profit forecasts after its aviation business flourished despite the Icelandic volcanic ash cloud.Menzies Aviation more than doubled operating profits in the first half as cargo volumes returned following the end of the global recession.On the ground-handling side Menzies won 44 contracts, including a £70m five-year deal with Lufthansa/bmi covering more than 90 flights at Heathrow, which starts in October. Underlying group profits rose 46 per cent to £19.3m on revenues 12 per cent higher. In its news distribution – which is the more traditional side of the company – Menzies said it was continuing to gain from the exit from the industry of one of its major rivals Dawson last year. However, newspapers sales fell. It received a one-off boost from the distribution of World Cup stickers. whatsapp KCS-content More From Our Partners Native American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comSidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin are graying and frayingnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.com Thursday 19 August 2010 8:39 pm Share John Menzies on the up as aviation arm thrives whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULLlast_img

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