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NAS-DAR AIRCO signs a 10 year Ground Handling concession in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Tanzania : Tuesday, July 19, 2016

NAS (National Aviation Services) carries on with its ongoing vision “NAS aims to be the service provider of choice to the aviation sector in emerging markets”
The NAS group, headquartered in Kuwait, has gained an industry wide reputation as a high quality aviation services provider with a significant competitive edge over its regional competitors. Because we believe in quality of service, personal ownership and accountability, responsibility to our shareholders, aggressive growth and integrity

Mwanza ground Handling Company Ltd (AIRCO) provides passenger and aircraft ground handling services at Mwanza airport since September 2000. Dynamically growing company and constantly analyzing development opportunities in the markets of other countries. Expanded its operation via major strategic investment in JUBA AIRCO Handling Company and is now handling Juba (South Sudan) Airport. With 13 years of experience and a highly qualified team of professionals, AIRCO provides services to the recognized leaders in the aviation sector. Mwanza ground Handling Company Ltd (AIRCO) was awarded a 10 year concession to provide ground handling services for Julius Nyerere International Airport (Dar-Es-Salam, Tanzania)

We are pleased to announce the following:

NAS & AIRCO have entered into a joint venture forming NAS-DAR AIRCO Company limited and will provide full ground handling services as the second ground handling provider JNIA Dar es Salaam bringing in with it much needed competition and providing airlines with additional choice and price for Ground Handling services.

The new deal will include brand new Ground Handling equipment from top GSE suppliers that include Passenger Handling/Ramp Handling/Bag Wrapping at the airport. In addition, we will also introduce NAS Pearl Assist, our expanding Meet & Assist service providing airport fast track to quickly go through airport immigration & customs.

With a worldwide network of services around the globe from the Middle East, South Asia, Afghanistan & Africa. NAS has always been keen on investing in the countries we see great opportunity and potential in. Simultaneously our belief is that we should give back to that country in a multitude of ways and NAS-DAR AIRCO made sure to hire a complete Tanzanian team to handle the operations in Dar es Salaam.

NAS being a multiple award winning ISAGO qualified Company, we will implement world class operational standards in Dar es Salaam & simultaneously training and hiring 100% local Tanzanian staff to implement and uphold high operational standards.

NAS total investment in Africa in 2015 & 2016 exceeded 50 Million USD, where our specialty as Ground Handling experts brings in with it new ground handling equipment, latest in airport technology infrastructure and IT equipment that covers everything a modern airport will require. Our own in-house IT department successfully develops proprietary software that is currently in use in International airports around the world.

NAS employs more than 1,500 staff in Africa and serves the world’s top airlines such as Qatar Airways, Emirates, Egypt Air, Air France and KLM to name a few, we are totally committed to upholding a high standard that satisfies the world’s best. Our ground services include complete ground handling, from cargo to ramp & passenger services, Baggage delivery, FBO & Line maintenance. We also provide world class VIP Lounges in over 4 countries around the globe.

Mr. David Henderson the Chief Commercial Officer at NAS had this to say “We identified Tanzania as a key part of our ongoing expansion in Africa where we continue to invest heavily. The strong economy and expanding aviation sector and the opportunity to increase competition in Dar Es Salaam will bring benefits to passengers, our airline customers and our cargo customers. NAS would like to thank Tanzania Airport Authority for the opportunity and we look forward to bringing our international and regional expertise to Dar Es Salaam.”

Mr. Said Al Rumhy the GM NAS-DAR AIRCO added “I feel privileged and proud to be a part of this venture where NAS –DAR AIRCO will have the opportunity to prove its competitive experience and bring in the long awaited branding and professional touch of services to Operators (Airlines), Cargo Carriers and specially offer that extra mile of personalized services to “Passengers” at this fast Growing Julius Nyerere International Airport, and continue spreading its wings to other airport within Tanzania and the region.