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Kenya Airways Cargo launches direct flights from Sharjah to Nairobi

Kenya Airways Cargo launches direct flights from Sharjah to Nairobi

To commemorate Kenya Airways Cargo's (KQ Cargo) recent route expansion to include direct cargo flights from Sharjah in the UAE. 
The Sharjah Airport Authority and management hosted a flag off event for KQ Cargo at the airport.

The event was graced by HE Ali Salim Al Midfa, Chairman of Sharjah Airport Authority, H.E. Sheikh Faisal Saud Al Qasimi, Director of Sharjah Airport Authority, Julliet Wambui Kabeu, Chargé D'affaires, Dubai, Allan Kilavuka, Group Managing Director & CEO Kenya Airways, Dick Murianki Director Cargo, Kenya Airways, as well as leadership and representatives from both entities. 

The addition of KQ Cargo to Sharjah Airport's operating cargo companies marks a significant milestone in the strategic vision of both organizations.  KQ Cargo will operate four (4) weekly flights utilizing a B737F cargo aircraft from Nairobi, Kenya, to Sharjah Airport, United Arab Emirates with routes extending through various African destinations. This initiative is poised to strengthen trade relations between the United Arab Emirates and African countries, tapping into the significant demand for cargo services within the region. 

Kenya Airways’ Group MD and CEO, Allan Kilavuka, stated “The United Arab Emirates is ranked among the top exports and imports trading partner for Kenya and other African countries. This trade constitutes around 10 per cent of UAE's total trade. The launch of KQ cargo flights from Sharjah to African cities is therefore significant in tapping into this growing demand that will catalyse business growth within the Middle East and Africa. Our new Boeing 737-800 Freighters offers increased cargo capacity, a range of up to 7 hours out of Sharjah to destinations across Africa and is available for charters.” 
HE Ali Salim Al Midfa on his part noted, “Sharjah Airport Authority is keen to develop the logistical aspect of the airport’s business and enhance cargo services for its clients, supported by a robust strategy designed to strengthen the airport’s position on the travel map. We are proud of our extensive partnerships with international shipping companies that contribute to expanding the destinations available to customers, especially with the ongoing development of the shipping hub and our commitment to providing shipping services aligning with the highest approved standards.”



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