Tag: Sanjeev Gadhia

Astral Aviation and Disaster Response Nonprofit Airlink Sign First Partnership Agreement MOU

Astral Aviation has signed its first formal partnership agreement (MOU) with disaster response nonprofit Airlink. In the agreement, Astral Aviation promises to transport 50 tons of humanitarian aid over the next year. Airlink will utilize the cargo space to support the movement of humanitarian...

air cargo Africa’s sixth edition concludes in Johannesburg, South Africa

The sixth edition of air cargo Africa, the continent’s most popular exhibition and conference for the air freight industry, concluded on Thursday February 23 at the Emperors Palace Convention Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa. The biennial event, returning to Johannesburg after four years be...

Suid Cargo: South Africa’s Newest Cargo Airline Takes Flight

Suid Cargo Airlines, South Africa’s newest Cargo Airline, will begin non scheduled flights from its hub at OR Tambo International Airport in the second quarter of 2023 utilising a leased Boeing 727-200F from Kenya’s Astral Aviation Ltd, in addition to Astral’s Boeing 747-400F, Boeing 767 and ...

Etihad Cargo Signs MOU With Astral Aviation to Expand African Network

Etihad Cargo, the cargo and logistics arm of Etihad Airways, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Astral Aviation Ltd to expand the partnership between the two parties and enhance the cooperation between Abu Dhabi and Nairobi, further growing Etihad Cargo’s reach into the African ma...

Astral Aviation partners with Air Logistics Group

Astral-aviation.com has entered into a strategic partnership with Air Logistics Group as it gears up for growth into Europe and the United States (USA) in 2023. The new commercial partnership with Air Logistics Group will enable Astral Aviation to offer more opportunities to its clients in Kenya,...

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...

Reliable Robotics and Astral Aviation Collaborate

Reliable Robotics, a leader in autonomous aircraft systems, and Kenya-based airline Astral Aviation today announced a strategic collaboration with the goal of enhancing aviation safety and increasing air cargo connectivity in sub-Saharan Africa through the use of automated aircraft. Africa is poi...

NAC places two Embraer E190F passenger-to-freight conversions with Astral Aviation

Nordic Aviation Capital (NAC), the world’s largest regional aircraft leasing company, has agreed a memorandum of understanding to place the first two E190F passenger-to-freight conversions with Astral Aviation, based in Nairobi, Kenya. In May 2022, NAC and Embraer reached an agreement in princi...

Astral becomes launch operator for the A320F

ST Engineering announced this week that its Commercial Aerospace business has signed an agreement to lease up to five Airbus A320 Passenger-to-Freighter (P2F) aircraft to Vaayu Group (Vaayu). Astral Aviation, one of the world’s fastest growing all-cargo airlines based in Nairobi, Kenya, will ...

TIACA Announces Re-Appointment of Chair and Vice Chair

Following a successful two years serving the membership and industry, TIACA has announced that Chair Steven Polmans and Vice Chair Sanjeev Gadhia will continue their work at the association's helm for the next two years. Following the successful transformation of the association, including a revis...

Steven Polmans and Sanjeev Gadhia to head up TIACA

The International Air Cargo Association's (TIACA) board will have a new look from next month when Steven Polmans - director cargo and logistics at Brussels Airport Company - takes over as chairman. He will be joined by Sanjeev Gadhia, founder and chief executive officer (CEO) of Astral Aviation,...

FIA18: Astral Aviation signs drone deals and plans African network

African cargo carrier Astral Aviation has signed a letter of intent with Falcon Drones Technology to acquire two Lucas-F250 drones and has also outlined plans to develop a drone network across Africa, starting in Kenya next year. Speaking at the Farnborough International Airshow today, chief exec...

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