Astral Aviation opens Somalia route
01 / 03 / 2012
KENYA-based Astral Aviation will start scheduled freighter services from
Nairobi to Mogadishu (Somalia) on 14 March
The DC9 freighter will provide up to 15 metric tonnes of capacity.
Sanjeev Gadhia, chief executive officer of Astral, says it will be the first freighter airline to provide a schedule service as an alternative to current seafreight and belly capacity.
The Mogadishu route is the sixth schedule destination on Astral’s intra-African network, which includes Dar-es-salaam and Mwanza (both Tanzania), Entebbe (Uganda), Juba (South Sudan) and Kigali (Rwanda).