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NAS DRC Kicks Off Operations at Goma International Airport

Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo : Monday, October 11, 2021

National Aviation Services (NAS) in the Democratic Republic of Congo recently kicked off ground handling operations at the Goma International Airport. Part of a new ground-handling license awarded to NAS in DRC last year, the operations in Goma complement NAS DRC’s services at the N’djili International Airport in Kinshasa (FIH) and Luano International Airport in Lubumbashi (FBM). NAS is serving 90 flights per week at Kinshasa, Lubumbashi and Goma international airports. Kenya Airways, DHL, Ethiopian Airlines, Uganda Airlines, FlyCAA, Jambojet, Astral Aviation and Astra Aviation are currently among the airlines handled by NAS at the three airports.

Hassan El-Houry, Group CEO of NAS said, “With the launch of operations in Goma we are now serving three major international airports in DRC. We secured the ground-handling license last year and successfully began operations at all three airports, even as we faced the challenges of a pandemic. As the second largest country in Africa, air transport and connectivity is vital to its economic development. By offering our experience, expertise and innovation to ground handling services at airports in DRC, we aim to enrich the aviation sector and contribute to trade and development in the near future.”

NAS DRC employs 430 staff and is committed to investing into the development of human capital, infrastructure, equipment and technology.

Globally, NAS has a presence in more than 55 airports across Africa, the Middle East and South Asia, serving more than 100 airline customers and managing over 55 airport lounges. The company follows the highest international aviation standards and holds a number of global certifications including IATA’s Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO) that highlights the company’s promise of providing high quality services, with a strong focus on safety and security.