Network Airline Services extends Kenyan handler contract

Network Airline Services (NAS) has signed a two-year contract extension for Africa Flight Services Kenya (AFS Kenya) to provide cargo handling for NAS’ four freighter flights a week into Nairobi.
AFS Kenya will handle some 11,500 tonnes of cargo a year for NAS’ MD-11 and Boeing 747 freighter operations, which arrive in Nairobi from Liege, Belgium, carrying general cargo and then continue onto Doncaster Sheffield Airport in the UK with shipments of fresh flowers, fruits and vegetables for the UK and European consumer markets.
AFS Kenya, one of the largest cargo handlers in Kenya, operates a special facility in Nairobi to support customers moving perishable cargoes from Kenya. This includes 4,735 sqm of dedicated 2⁰C – 8⁰C temperature-controlled storage and an ETV system with 172 ULD storage positions.
Gonzalo Jacob, chief executive of Africa Flight Services Kenya, commented: “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.
"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.”

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