Africa: Ground handling firm, Nas Aviation targets some 9k flights in EA

A ground flight handling company, Nas Aviation Service (NAS), which operates in 12 airports in East Africa plans to handle some 9,500 planes by end of this year.

NAS Dar Airco General Manager, Miguel Serra said his company which operates at all three major airports in the country also operates in Uganda and Mozambique. In Tanzania, the company operates at Kilimanjaro International Airport, Julius Nyerere International Airport and Dodoma Airport.

“Since we started operations in the country in 2016, we have also contributed significantly to the aviation industry’s growth. As our business grows, so does our social responsibilities to the communities we live and work in,” Serra said during the handing over of 50m/- dummy cheque to Kilolo District Council to support the health sector.

“By partnering with Kilolo District Council, we hope to play our part in supporting government’s efforts to provide quality healthcare to the public,” the NAS Dar Airco GM added.

Present in over 40 airports across the Middle East, Asia and Africa, the company targets to handle over 6.8 million passengers in Africa by 2020. The company employs 385 people mostly locals in the country.

The fastest growing aviation services provider in the emerging markets, has decided to work in partnership with Kilolo district to support construction of a building which will host doctors and medical facilities.

The partnership agreement which was unveiled last Friday covers construction of staff housing for the district which is in Iringa region and is currently completing construction of a 4.7bn/- district hospital.

“The hospital is one of its kind and aims to provide upgraded healthcare by highly skilled medical professionals,” said Kilolo District Executive Director, Aloyce Kwezi after receiving NAS financial support which will go towards the construction of the houses for medical doctors, nurses and other general staff for the district hospital.


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