Flower-power pushes Allied freighter extension
06 / 06 / 2012
NIGERIA’s Allied Air Cargo has extended its lease contract on two MD-11Fs from ACMI provider World Airways in order to keep up with African perishables demand from Europe.
Allied carries more than 400 metric tonnes a week of fresh flowers and vegetables from Kenya and Uganda to major European markets in the Netherlands and the UK.
“Allied Air Cargo and World Airways have built up a strong commercial relationship over the last three years and we are extending this cooperation with a multiple-year agreement,” Brian Bauer, chief commercial officer of World Airways’ parent Global Aviation Holdings, comments.
All-cargo airline Allied operates four 727 freighters in addition to the two MD-11 freighters leased from World Airways. Allied works with worldwide sales agent, ANA Aviation Services, to provide scheduled flights and ad hoc charter services.