Astral Aviation interlines with Airlink Cargo South Africa

By Rachelle Harry

Image source: Astral Aviation via Meantime Communications

Kenya-headquartered freighter operator Astral Aviation and Airlink Cargo South Africa have signed a broad interline agreement to connect their networks.

The companies said the commercial partnership could help to boost airfreight and logistics in Africa, as well as providing better access to the Sub-Saharan market through the their hubs in Johannesburg and Nairobi.

Also through the partnership, Astral Aviation will also have access to Airlink Cargo’s services to: Beira, Tete, Pemba and Maputo (Mozambique); Cape Town, Port Elizabeth and Durban (South Africa); Lubumbashi (Congo DRC); Gaborone (Botswana); Victoria Falls and Harare (Zimbabwe); Ndola and Livingstone (Zambia); Maseru (Lesotho); Antananarivo and Nosy Be (Madagascar); Walvis Bay and Windhoek (Namibia).

Sanjeev Gadhia (pictured), chief executive of Astral Aviation, commented: “The interline agreement will offer new opportunities and connectivity into Airlink’s network, which comprises various points in South Africa, Mozambique, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Lesotho, Madagascar and Namibia.”

Earlier this year, Silk Way West Airlines signed an interline agreement with Astral Aviation as it looks to offer destinations in Africa.

The two freighter operators will use Dubai World Central as a transit point for cargo being transferred between the two airlines.

Astral will connect Dubai to Nairobi where cargo can then be transferred to/from other locations on the continent.

“The agreement will allow Silk Way West Airlines to broaden its network toward Africa, since the carrier had no scheduled services within that continent,” the Baku-hubbed carrier said.

“Subsequently, the networks of carriers will be in a position to complement each other, as there is a number of markets, where both airlines do not overlap with one another.”

Share this story

Related Topics

Latest africa news

Air Cargo News Awards winners revealed

By Damian Brett

A total of 14 companies walked away with a prestigious Air Cargo News Award last night at a glittering ceremony…

Read More

Share this story

Kenya Airways to lease two aircraft to Congo Airways in cargo deal

By Rachelle Harry

As a continuation of Kenya Airways’ (KQ) cargo codeshare partnership with Congo Airways, established earlier this year, KQ will lease…

Read More

Share this story

Ethiopian teams up with IAI on new B767 freighter conversion line

By Damian Brett

Ethiopian Airlines Group has teamed up with Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) to launch a B767-300ER freighter conversion line in Ethiopia….

Read More

Share this story