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NAS signs agreement with Ethiopian Airlines for Ground Handling services at Kuwait International Airport

Kuwait : Monday, October 11, 2010

National Aviation Services (NAS), the region’s fastest growing private airline ground handling company announced that it has been appointed the official Ground Handling Agent for Ethiopian Airlines, one of the fastest growing air carriers in the African continent. According to this agreement, NAS will provide Ethiopian Airlines with passenger services, cargo services, ramp handling and lounge services at the Kuwait International Airport.The strategic agreement was signed by Mr. Eskinder Alemu, Director Ground Services, and Mr. Hassan El Houry, Chief Executive Officer of NAS. The opening was graced by officials of NAS, Ethiopian Airlines and the Directorate General of Civil Aviation, Kuwait.Ethiopian Airlines operates five flights a week between Kuwait International Airport and Addis Ababa, Ethiopia operating a fleet of Boeings. The airline serves a total of 58 destinations worldwide including 37 destinations in Africa making it one of the largest air carriers in the continent.

From a statement given by Mr. Eskinder Alemu, Director Ground Services, it is indicating that “Ethiopian Airlines is an award winning airline that strives to maintain high standards of quality, safety and customer satisfaction. The recent agreement with NAS is aimed at enhancing Ethiopian services in Kuwait”. “Ethiopian Airlines is an award winning airline and has high standards of quality, safety and customer satisfaction” quoted Hassan El Houry, CEO of NAS. "Being a young ground handling company in Kuwait has certainly not deterred us from expecting a global standard from ourselves. It is our track record of quality services provided on-time that has made us the region's leading ground handling company" added El Houry “The recent economic growth in Africa has resulted in an increase in air traffic to Ethiopia and other African nations, especially from Kuwait. Ethiopian Airlines being one of the largest carriers in the continent is able to bridge the gap between Africa and the rest of the world by utilizing its connections within the continent.” concluded El Houry.

NAS is continuing to provide quality service and establish itself as the preferred Ground Handler at Kuwait International Airport.” quoted Bruce Richterkessing, GM & Chief Operating Officer of NAS Kuwait. “The addition of Ethiopian Airlines to our existing portfolio of customer airlines further underscores our ability to win customers in a very competitive environment. Ethiopian Airlines is a major airline serving a total of 59 destinations worldwide including 37 destinations within Africa” concluded Richterkessing.