History of Air Menzies International (AMI)

1976 – AMI pioneered the neutral, trade-only airfreight wholesale concept, developing relationships with carriers, to provide agents with a single source of capacity for all their traffic.  Neutrality – the distancing from any commercial dealings with shippers has always been the core ethic of AMI. 

1993 – AMI was acquired by John Menzies plc.

2004 – AMI opened an operation in Germany.

2007 – Acquired former service partner UAC – a well-established and complementary trade-only freight wholesaler with extensive operations in Australia, New Zealand and the USA, plus joint-ventures in China and Hong Kong. 

2008 – All operations were re-branded with the AMI identity, and the AMI tariffs and products were introduced to each location.  AMI acquired MMA, its former service partner in South Africa, giving it 3 more locations and a leading position in one of its most important markets. 

2012 – AMI opens branch in Mumbai.

2014 – AMI opens branch in Amsterdam.

2015 – 2018 – AMI opens branches in Adelaide, Melbourne and Miami.

2018 – New Management team appointed to drive strategic initiatives and profitable growth

2019 – Acquisition in Canada.

2019 – Buy out of JV partner in Hong Kong

AMI has a number of Services and a Global Network, now present at 27 locations and continues to explore opportunities for further development. AMI also operates a network of service partners in over 120 global markets.


AMI provides wholesale Airfreight and Express services exclusively to freight forwarders, packaging companies, customs brokers and courier agents.


To deliver excellence service to clients whilst offering our range of competitive and neutral wholesale services.  Client, supplier and employee partnerships are built on trust to allow all stakeholders the opportunity for growth.


Airlines are able to tap into the wider freight forwarder community more cost effectively and at lower risk than they can do themselves.