Astral Aviation partners with GSSA Air Logistics Group to target growth in US and Europe

By Rebecca Jeffrey

Astral Aviation B757-200F. Photo: Astral Aviation

Kenya-headquartered cargo airline Astral Aviation has appointed Air Logistics Group as GSSA in Europe, the UK and US as it gears up for growth into these regions in 2023.

The partnership with Air Logistics Group began on January 1.

It is expected to aid Astral’s objective of increasing market-share for its new perishables service into Europe and secure additional online capacity for shipments from Europe into Africa, according to Sanjeev Gadhia, chief executive, Astral Aviation.

The appointment of Air Logistics Group as GSSA for Astral Aviation in Europe, the UK and US marks an end to Astral’s representation by Network Airline Services Group.

“We look forward to our partnership with Air Logistics Group, who will be responsible for promoting Astral Aviation in the strategic markets of Europe, UK, and USA, and will cover Astral’s intra-African scheduled network of 50 destinations which are served from its Nairobi Hub, in addition to new point to point destinations from its Liege Hub to Africa” said Gadhia.

“We are confident of Air Logistics Group’s professionalism, expertise, and neutrality to represent us in three of the key markets, notably Europe, UK, and USA and look forward to a new partnership.”

Stephen Dawkins, chief executive, Air Logistics Group, said: “Astral Aviation is an established and recognised quality airline operating to and from Europe and within key trade lanes in Africa.

“We are excited to connect our comprehensive network to theirs and to expand further the strong presence that Astral Aviation has in this region in the coming years.”

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Rebecca Jeffrey

Rebecca Jeffrey
New to aviation journalism, I joined Air Cargo News in late 2021 as deputy editor. I previously worked for Mercator Media’s six maritime sector magazines as a reporter, heading up news for Port Strategy. Prior to this, I was editor for Recruitment International (now TALiNT International). Contact me on: [email protected]