JOHN Menzies has unveiled a string of contract wins and

renewals as it bids to bounce back after a tumultuous period which followed the sale of its newspaper distribution business last year.

The aviation services firm, which saw its share price nosedive in the months after selling its historic distribution arm for

£74.5 million, said the wins highlight the “continued momentum” of its UK operation since winning a contract with easyJet at Luton Airport in June.

Among the flurry of deals it announced yesterday is a three-year contract to provide passenger, ramp and de-icing services for Luthansa at Glasgow Airport, beginning in December.

A second deal at Glasgow will see Menzies provide passenger and ramp services to United Airlines’s B752 operation in a five-year deal which will commence

in March.

Edelweiss Air has selected Menzies to provide ground handling services under a three-year deal at Edinburgh Airport from March. Lufthansa and United Airlines have also renewed their ground handling contracts with Menzies at Edinburgh, for terms of three and five years.

Menzies has also renewed its relationship with Wizz Air for three years at Gatwick Airport, where Royal Air Marco, the national carrier of Morocco, has also extended its deal with the Scottish-based firm. At London Heathrow, Menzies has seen its contract with Tap Air Portugal renewed for three years, with the new deal including the delivery of passenger and ticketing services.

Menzies boss Giles Wilson said: “It is great to see continued momentum across the UK

business following our recent win with easyJet at Luton Airport.”