NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 28 – Kenya Airways Cargo has been feted as the African Cargo Airline of the Year Award 2017 at the 4th Edition of the Stat Times’ International Award for Excellence in Air Cargo in Johannesburg, South Africa.
These awards are determined by Stat Times publication where readers nominate their choice after which the votes are audited by a committee of independent professional and Stat Times editorial board.
KQ Cargo Acting General Manager Peter Musola said it was a great honour and a powerful endorsement of KQ Cargo’s focus and dedication to providing the highest levels of service.
The award comes on the back of the airline being named Africa’s leading airline less than a year ago, at the World Travel Awards in 2016.
The airline was also named the best business class for the fourth year running at the same awards.
“Africa is at the apex of being increasingly known as an emerging market for air cargo and many in the business for years have recognized this event as a platform for effective networking, turning this market into an exciting and absorbing frontier for new opportunities”, said Priyo Patra, Stat Times’ Chief Editor.
KQ Cargo transports over 65,000 tonnes annually in its freighters and aircraft belly to and from the airline’s network.
KQ Cargo recently boosted its business with a partnership with Qantas to export cut flowers from Kenya to Australia.