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Menzies Distribution and British Airways power-up for new in-flight and executive lounge newspaper and magazine distribution contract

Contract will see Media On The Move, the travel media subsidiary of Menzies Distribution, supply over 530,000 papers and magazines a week to BA flights and lounges.

Menzies Distribution is launching a new newspapers and magazine distribution service for British Airways which will see the firm deliver more than 530,000 publications a week to BA flight gates and to First and Club lounges.

The service will be undertaken by Media On The Move (MOTM), the UK’s leading travel media logistics operator, which is a subsidiary of Menzies Distribution.

Menzies Distribution distributes more than 30 million newstrade publications and products each week to newsagents, retailers and direct to organisations and institutions that require volume delivery of media publications.

The new exclusive supply contract with British Airways will see Media On The Move deliver a newspaper gate service at all UK and Irish airports where BA has a presence. In addition, Media On The Move will supply newspapers, magazines and on-board reading material for First and Club World cabins at BA’s overseas lounges.

On a weekly basis, the Media On The Move team will manage distribution of more than 500,000 UK and international newspapers and over 30,000 magazines to BA. At London Heathrow airport alone, the contract will serve 74 BA branded gate stands across Terminals 5, A, B, C and T3, with publications supplied before the first flight departure each day.

Grant Jordan, General Manager, Newstrade Commercial, said: “We are thrilled to be working with British Airways on this complex and time-critical media distribution programme. The contract win is testament to the hard work of our teams and the quality service which we provide. Our already well-established national network enables us to provide a seamless service to British Airways and early reviews have seen us receive 5/5 for customer service.”

A British Airways Spokesperson said, “The Media On The Move team proved that they were dedicated to providing an outstanding service. As an international company working with consumers to provide a premium offer, customer service is of paramount importance and we require a provider that understands this. We’re looking forward to a long and successful relationship with Menzies Distribution’s Media On The Move.”