Network Airline Services has signed a two-year extension to its contract with Africa Flight Services Kenya to handle cargo for its four weekly flights to Nairobi.
AFS Kenya will handle approximately 11,500 tonnes of cargo a year for NAS’ MD-11 and Boeing 747 freighter services which arrive in Nairobi from Liege carrying general cargo. The flights then continue to Doncaster Sheffield Airport with shipments of fresh flowers, fruits and vegetables for the UK and European consumer markets.
“NAS operates a very successful service to and from Kenya and provides an essential link to and from Europe for companies in and around Nairobi,” said Gonzalo Jacob, CEO of Africa Flight Services Kenya. “The recent addition of its fourth weekly freighter service ex Nairobi reflects this demand and AFS is proud to be playing an important role in its success. It is thanks to the quality of service and reliability we provide that we have earned this new contract with NAS and we hope to be part of its continued long-term expansion in the region.”
AFS Kenya operates its own facility in Nairobi to support customers moving perishable cargo from Kenya. It offers 4,735 square metres of dedicated 2-8⁰C temperature-controlled storage and an ETV system with 172 ULD storage positions.