KQ Cargo, the freight division of Kenya Airways was awarded African Cargo Airline of the Year at the 3rd biennial Air Cargo Africa event held in Johannesburg, cementing once again the airline's position as a leading player in the air cargo industry, this being the second year running they have won the award.
The division whose mandate is to transport various cargo across the Kenya Airways network operates in 19 countries, across three continents and has two dedicated freighter services.
"Receiving this prestigious award is a great honour and a powerful endorsement by our customers of the airline's focus and dedication to providing the highest levels of service. It sets us apart in the increasingly competitive African region and confirms that we are on the right track." said Mr. Dick Murianki, General Manager KQ Cargo.
The award was presented at a glittering ceremony organized by STAT Trade Times and attended by key players in the air cargo industry.
Winners are chosen by worldwide readers of the STAT Trade Times, a monthly India-based aviation and air cargo publication, who nominate their choice in various award categories online.
African cargo services were fastest growing in 2014, registering approximately 6.1 % ahead of Asia/ Pacific and Europe regions according the Air World Cargo. This has shown continued demand for air cargo services and IATA predicts continued traffic growth in 2015.
The African continent remains a key market for KQ Cargo with a huge trading potential especially with Kenya Airways' expansive Asian network. Kenya Airways new route to Hanoi in Vietnam is expected to buoy the cargo traffic as the airline becomes the first to connect Africa to the Asian tiger nation. With its continually growing network and fleet expansion, KQ Cargo is set to offer enhanced levels of connectivity, flexibility and reliability to its cargo customers across Africa.