May 2, 2014…
Kenya Airways Cargo, the freight division of Kenya Airways, has cemented its
position as a leading global player in air cargo industry by winning the best
airline in Africa in the Air Cargo News
annual ‘Cargo Airline of the Year’ presentations.
Worldwide readers of Air Cargo
News, the cargo industry’s leading publication, voted Kenya Airways top in
service excellence, reliability and sustainable performance in moving cargo to
and from the busy and increasingly competitive Africa region.
"Winning this prestigious
award and to be recognized directly by our customers is a great honour and a
powerful endorsement of our focus and dedication to providing the highest
levels of service,” said Mr. Dick Murianki, General Manager KQ Cargo.
This is the second time that
Kenya Airways has won in the line-up of Cargo Airline of the Year winners,
which are listed in full in the next issue of Air Cargo News and on air cargo
Robert Mason and Katrina Hanson receiving the best cargo airline in Africa award on behalf of Kenya Airways
Speaking during the award
presentation at a lavish London ceremony, Air Cargo News Managing Director and
Editor Mr. Nigel Tomkins, noted that the growth of intra-African commerce has
contributed to increased competition for the air transport services in Africa.
“In the emerging markets of
Africa, competition between rival players is becoming fierce and this is
driving up quality standards,” he said.
The African continent is a key
market for KQ Cargo and remains an area of huge trading potential. 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
Earlier last year, KQ Cargo
significantly boosted its cargo capacity with the addition of one converted
Boeing 737 aircraft, taking its freighter fleet to 2 aircrafts.
The Air Cargo News Cargo Airline of the Year event, now 30 years old,
is the longest-established and most cherished worldwide air cargo awards
process of its kind and always attracts huge interest. Readers of the
globally-circulated newspaper vote online for their best airline cargo service
providers, freight forwarders, GSAs, handling companies
Kenya Airways Cargo
was formally launched on 18th May 2004 as a division in the commercial
department of Kenya Airways. It is responsible for optimizing the cargo belly
capacity on Kenya Airways passenger aircrafts and developing a dedicated
For more information, please
visit www.kenya-airways.com, www.kqcargo.com