World Airways Expands Allied Air Contract With Additional MD-11 Freighter ServiceJune 23, 2010
PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. (June 23, 2010) – World Airways has expanded its cooperation with ANA-Allied Air Cargo to include a second MD-11F aircraft for service through December 2011 between Europe and various cities in Africa. World Airways, a subsidiary of Global Aviation Holdings, Inc., began operating aircraft for ANA-Allied Air in October 2008.
“World Airways is pleased to build on its existing relationship with ANA-Allied to further serve the needs of their business partners in Europe and in Africa with an additional MD-11 Freighter,” said Hendrik Falk, Vice President Cargo Sales for Global Aviation Holdings.
Allied Air’s Chief Executive, Captain Val Tongo, said he was very pleased with the fleet expansion. At the same time, he highlighted that Lagos, one of ANA-Allied’s primary destinations, is developing as a very efficient and secure cargo gateway. “The expansion of our MD-11F fleet as well as our investment in the only on-airport secure transit facility is offering our clients the very highest levels of service, and will make Allied Air a leading African cargo airline of the future,” Tongo said.
Allied Air is a Nigerian all-cargo airline that operates four Boeing 727 freighters in addition to the two MD-11 freighters leased from World Airways. Allied works closely with its worldwide sales agent, ANA Aviation Services, to provide scheduled flights and ad hoc charter services. Allied Air carries more than 400 tons per week of fresh flowers and vegetables from both Kenya and Uganda to the major European markets in Holland and the United Kingdom
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