NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 26 – In a move designed to boost its cargo capacity, Emirates has appointed Khalid Mohamed Al Hinai as the new Cargo Manager for the East African Region.
In a statement, Emirates Divisional Senior Vice President Cargo Ram Menen said “our decision to appoint a cargo manager for East Africa is informed by the growth in the horticultural sector and Small and Medium scale business people who are travelling to our key destinations in China and India”.
The appointment, he added, showed that Emirates valued the East African market and its growth prospects.
“As an airline, we always want to add value to all our partnerships by having key resources as close to the client as possible, these personal links are important in growing our business.
Currently Emirates carries 650 tonnes of cargo out of Kenya and 400 tonnes into Kenya.
The airline has re-focused its attention on the East African cargo market with the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport as its regional hub for the greater East and Central Africa.
Emirates operates four cargo flights in and out of Nairobi weekly, the volume of cargo has also increased from 18,664 tonnes to 24,724 tonnes during the same period.