Kenya Airways name airport handlers in Europe for Geneva-Rome service
In the build-up to the launch of its flights to Geneva and Rome on June 13, the Nairobi-based flag-carrier Kenya Airways has appointed GACSA as its cargo GSA in Geneva, with Swiss port undertaking its warehouse operations there
In the build-up to the launch of its flights to Geneva and Rome on June 13, the Nairobi-based flag-carrier Kenya Airways has appointed GACSA as its cargo GSA in Geneva, with Swiss port undertaking its warehouse operations there.
In Rome, it has named IAS Air Cargo as its GSA, with warehousing services provided by XPH.
Kenya Airways is to operate the routes to Rome and Geneva with Boeing 787 Dream liner four times a week, offering a cargo capacity of 16 tones, reports London's Air Cargo News.
'The addition of flights to Rome and Geneva will be welcomed by our business customers,' said Kenya Airways area cargo manager Katrina Hanson.
'Rome with its status of a 'global city' and Geneva which hosts the highest number of international organisations in the world, such as the United Nations, making it a global hub for diplomacy.
Here Alpine, managing director of GACSA, added: 'This is a proud day not only for GACSA Ltd, but also for Air Cargo IAS in Rome to be selected as Gas for such a progressive and ambitious major African carrier.
'This new service will open up both the Swiss and Italian markets to and beyond the African major gateway of Nairobi.
'Both myself and Cristina Coderoni of Air Cargo IAS can state without a fear of contradiction this collaboration will not only be for the mutual benefit of our joint companies but for the extended success of the business community as a whole,' Mr Alzina said.
Kenya Airways has previously operated services to Rome. With the resumption of this connection, plus the addition of Geneva as a new link, Kenya Airways will serve five cities in Europe and 55 destinations across its entire network.
The carrier currently operates a fleet of 35 aircraft, including its flagship B787 Dreamliner.