EGSAC expands into Bangladesh
06 / 03 / 2008
EGSAC has expanded into Bangladesh with the appointment of Dhaka-based Air Galaxy Limited, as its exclusive member.
Air Galaxy was launched in 2003, as part of the Galaxy Bangladesh Group, which has diverse interests including cargo and passenger airline representation, travel agency and tour operation, shipping and logistics, and insurance and financial services.
Since it first began GSA operations in 1992, Galaxy Group has been appointed to represent Qatar Airways, United Airlines and Leisure Cargo’s portfolio of 19 airlines.
In addition, Air Galaxy has a B737-200QC under its own AOC, primarily serving Middle Eastern and regional destinations. The company also performs ad-hoc freighter charters globally. Traffic for all freighter services is predominantly finished garments, textile products, express freight, leather goods and perishables. Air Galaxy has immediate plans to use its freighter services to interline with offline carriers, in order to expand its world coverage.
Air Galaxy managing director, Ahmed Yusuf Walid, said: “We are delighted to have been chosen as EGSAC’s member for Bangladesh. As this country develops its international trade, this move will open up new opportunities for international carriers, whether online or offline.
“As part of the EGSAC network, we can now add a new market to those which the organisation already covers, and thus increase its appeal to carriers.”
EGSAC vice-president, Ton Smulders, said: “We welcome Air Galaxy to the EGSAC family. They are a young, dynamic organisation whose solid ownership and professional management enabled them to satisfy our strict conditions for membership. Airlines looking for coverage of the Bangladesh market can now benefit from the pre-qualification performed by EGSAC.”