Tag: Nairobi

Etihad Cargo and Astral Aviation celebrate inaugural flight from Nairobi to Abu Dhabi

Etihad Cargo in partnership with Astral Aviation has successfully completed the inaugural flight from Nairobi, Kenya, to Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, on 21 March 2024. The inaugural flight was strategically timed to accommodate the increased demand for flowers, demonstrating the synergy betwe...

Scan Global Logistics opens its first office in Nairobi, Kenya, Eastern Africa

A new market has been added to Scan Global Logistics' continuously expanding footprint as they open its first office in Nairobi, Kenya. The expansion into Kenya is a pivotal part of the global freight forwarder's ambitious growth strategy and will help strengthen its geographical coverage and tap...

Astral Aviation launches new freighter route to fly perishables from Nairobi to Tel Aviv

Astral Aviation inaugurated its maiden flight from Nairobi to Tel Aviv on 5th June on its Boeing 757 freighter which will operate on the new scheduled route.   The colorful inauguration ceremony held at Astral’s Hub at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport was attended by the Cabinet Secretary of...

Swissport Refines Cool Chain Solution and Cooling Capacity at Its Air Cargo Center in Nairobi, Kenya

Swissport, the world's leading provider of airport ground services and air cargo handling, continues to invest in upgrading its air cargo facilities globally. The latest example: the expansion and upgrade of a cargo center at Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO). The facility ...

Swissport Secures Lufthansa’s Cargo Business in Nairobi

Swissport International and the Lufthansa Group have extended their long-standing partnership in Kenya. For more than eleven years, the global leader in aviation services has been providing airlines of the Lufthansa Group at Jomo Kenyatta Airport in Nairobi (NBO) with ramp handling as well as che...

Network Airline Management Transports More Than 1500 Tons of Flowers for Valentine’s Day 2023

Network Airline Management has transported a huge 1500 tons of freshly cut flowers, from Nairobi, Kenya into Liege, Belgium, to meet additional demand ahead of Valentine’s Day this year. This year’s “Valentine’s Day Flower Rush” throughout the first 2 weeks of February, saw Network oper...

Astral Aviation collaborates with e-Cargoware to expand its digital footprint

e-Cargoware, a UK-based Software as a Service (SaaS) company providing core and ancillary cloud-based freight management software services for airlines, general sales agents (GSA)s, ground handling agents (GHA)s, express operators and freight forwarders has announced that the upcoming and rapidly gr...

Aero Africa opens control tower in Nairobi, Kenya

Aero Africa – the Hong Kong based neutral air cargo solutions group has opened a new regional office in Nairobi, Kenya. The new office will look after the group’s interest in the region, operating as a control tower and centralized service center in East Africa for its overseas partners and c...

Astral Aviation announces its strategic plan for the B767F

Following the acquisition of the B767-200F from Air Transport Services Group, Inc. in October 2020, Astral Aviation will deploy the freighter on the Nairobi – Sharjah, United Arab Emirates (UAE) route, with effect from 3rd February 2021, thus offering unrivalled capacity for 80 tonnes per week of...

Saudia Cargo adds new freighter flights to JFK and to Nairobi

Saudi Airlines Cargo Company has added a second additional weekly freighter flight from Jeddah to New York's JFK International Airport and a new four-weekly freighter service to Nairobi's Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. The airline will fly a Boeing 747-400F on Tuesday and Thursday to JFK A...

AFKLMP Cargo receives FlowerWatch accreditation

Air France KLM Martinair Cargo (AFKLMP Cargo) has received FlowerWatch accreditation for all the fresh flowers it ships from Nairobi to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. AFKLMP Cargo is the first airline group to receive this proof of quality and standardisation, seen as an important step towards furt...

Lufthansa Cargo to fly 900 tonnes of flowers with love for Valentine’s Day

Lufthansa Cargo will transport 900 tonnes of the long-stemmed flowers on its Quito – Frankfurt, Bogota – Frankfurt and Nairobi – Frankfurt routes this year on freighters for Valentine's Day – equivalent to some 10 million individual roses. Most of the roses begin their journey in Bolivia,...

Emirates SkyCargo gears up for Valentine’s Day

Emirates SkyCargo is gearing up for Valentine's Day on 14 February and to meet the spike in demand for flowers in early February has added additional freighter flights. Major flower producing nations around the world including Kenya and Ecuador are harvesting and air freight additional quantities...

Siginon Aviation gains ISAGO recertification

Kenyan cargo handler Siginon Aviation has gained ISAGO (IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations) recertification at Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International Airport which became effective 10 August 2018. This is the company’s 3rd successful and continuous ISAGO certification since its initial Audit ...

Schiphol supports sustainability in shipment of flowers through standardised box

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is supporting the Holland Flower Alliance (HFA) as they work towards implementing the Ideal Flowerbox - a standardised box and pallet to make the shipment of flowers more efficient and sustainable. The HFA has moved to phase two of the project after a successful trial o...

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