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NAS wins Award for best airport ground handler

Dubai,UAE : Wednesday, April 28, 2010

The National Aviation Services (NAS), the leading provider of quality airport ground handling services in developing countries has won the Award for Best Airport Ground Handler in the emerging markets, NAS CEO Hassan El Houry said Ground handling companies nominated in the same category were Dnata, Swissport and Astra among others and NAS won the award for its exemplary ground handling services and for the steady growth it has shown in the past year. "NAS is an aviation services company that is changing the face of the industry within the region and has gained respect from airlines and government authorities alike for its excellent ramp handling, passenger services, cargo management and engineering services," El Houry said in a press statement.

NAS has constantly been accumulating accolades, the most recent was obtaining a 99.6 percent on time performance record with Jazeera Airways, the regions fastest growing budget airline. Additionally the Kuwait Station of Etihad Airways handled by NAS was recognized as the first station to score 100 points in the airline's KPI ratings.

Twenty-two categories of Airports Excellence were honored during the EMA Awards ceremony, featuring Hall of Fame, Best Airport Award categories, Special Awards and Best Airport Technical and IT Services Providers' Awards. The Airport Show Gala Dinner took place on the 26th of April 2010, the 2nd day of the Airports Show exhibition, which was held from 25 to 27 April 2010. The show has progressed rapidly to become one of the largest airport construction, operations, technology and services events in the world.