NAS extends Africa Flight Services Kenya contract with additional freighter services into Nairobi

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Doncaster Sheffield Airport passenger terminal. Photo: Dbertman (used under the Creative Commons Licence)

Network Airline Services (NAS) have extended their Africa Flight Services Kenya (AFS Kenya) contract for an additional two years to provide cargo handling for its four flights a week into Nairobi.

AFS Kenya is one of the largest cargo handlers in Kenya, operating a special facility in Nairobi to support customers moving perishable cargoes from the East African country.

This contract will see them handle around 11,500 tonnes of cargo a year for NAS’ MD-11 and Boeing 747 freighter operations. The flights will arrive in Nairobi from Liege, Belgium, carrying general cargo before continuing onto the UK’s Doncaster Sheffield Airport with shipments of fresh flowers, fruits and vegetables for the UK and European consumer markets.

AFS Africa Freight Services

Gonzalo Jacob, CEO of Africa Flight Services Kenya, said: “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. It is thanks to the quality of service and reliability we provide that we have earned this new contract with NAS and we hope to be part of its continued long-term expansion in the region.”

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