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NAS awarded Best Ground Handler for the 3rd year in a row at the EMAA’s

Dubai UAE : Wednesday, January 30, 2013

National Aviation Services (NAS), the leading provider of quality aviation services, has been named the ‘Best Emerging Markets Airport Ground Handler’ at the Emerging Markets Airport Awards in Dubai for the third year in a row. This award honors airports and aviation providers from the Middle East, Africa, Indian Subcontinent, Russia, CIS, and Baltic States by surveying the most diverse and discerning group of professionals involved in airports, aviation, aerospace, cargo and logistics. The EMA awards evaluates a broad range of product and service touch points across the airport experience, covering a wide spectrum of passenger types and the highest satisfaction ratings in a diverse industry.

“This award is a reflection of the trust and confidence we have from our customers, airport authorities, employees and all other stakeholders. More importantly, it is the appreciation we all get for the hard work, dedication, and continuous improvement each NAS employee has invested in the company.” quoted Hassan El Houry, Chief Executive Officer of NAS. “We are a very proactive company actively seeking to expand our business both within Kuwait and abroad. We lay a lot of emphasis on technology, training and development and invest in our employees who are our most valuable assets. Our competitive edge has always been the quality of our operations, which is exemplified by the fact that we are one of the first ground handling companies in the world to be awarded the ISAGO certificate and now with us winning this award” concluded Hassan.

NAS, which is majority owned by Agility, is the fastest growing aviation services provider in emerging markets. Founded in 2003, NAS began with one airline client at Kuwait International Airport and has quickly transformed into a leading airports service provider with a presence in seven countries across sixteen airports including Kuwait, Ras Al-Khaimah, Abu Dhabi, Al-Dhafra, Mumbai, Nairobi and Rwanda. The company’s growth continues to be aggressive, with a focus on emerging markets and providing high quality aviation services. In addition to its core services of ground handling, which includes passenger, ramp and cargo handling, NAS has a host of value-added services which include an Aviation Training Center, Travel Agency and the Pearl Assist product which includes lounges and meet and assist services across the company’s network.