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Kenya Airways best cargo airline in Africa


Nairobi, 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 news.net. 


 KQ best cargo airline in Africa 

 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 Africa. 


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 and airports 


About Kenya Airways Cargo  


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 freighter network. 


For more information, please visit www.kenya-airways.com, www.kqcargo.com