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Mr. Sanjeev Gadhia, Chief Executive Officer, Astral Aviation

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AIRLINK CARGO SOUTH AFRICA AND ASTRAL AVIATION LIMITED SIGN INTERLINE AGREEMENT


Johannesburg, Nairobi, Thursday 2nd September 2021: Airlink Cargo South Africa and Astral Aviation have signed a broad interline agreement connecting the networks of the two companies. This new commercial partnership is bound to boost airfreight cargo logistics in Africa, providing more options and access to the Sub-Saharan market through the two airlines’ hubs in Johannesburg and Nairobi.

Thanks to the interline agreement, that was effective from 1st August 2021, Airlink Cargo is widening its network with Astral Aviation to include Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.

Furthermore, Astral Aviation will have access also to many services operated by Airlink Cargo beyond Johannesburg to: Beira, Tete, Pemba and Maputo (Mozambique); Cape Town, Port Elizabeth and Durban (South Africa); Lubumbashi (Congo DRC); Gaborone (Botswana); Victoria Falls and Harare (Zimbabwe); Ndola and Livingstone (Zambia); Maseru (Lesotho); Antananarivo and Nosy Be (Madagascar); Walvis Bay and Windhoek (Namibia).

According to the Chief Executive Officer of Astral Aviation, Mr. Sanjeev Gadhia, “The interline agreement will offer new opportunities and connectivity into Airlink’s network which comprises various points in South Africa, Mozambique, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Lesotho, Madagascar and Namibia.”

About Airlink Cargo

Airlink Cargo, a division of  Airlink (Pty) Ltd, a privately owned regional airline, provides air freight transport directly to more than 40 destinations across Southern Africa.

Through its diverse network and strategic partnerships, Airlink Cargo has the ability to provide its customers with the freedom to connect cargo to numerous destinations domestically within South Africa, internationally across Southern Africa, and internationally to the world from its outstations.

About Astral Aviation

Astral Aviation is a dedicated cargo airline which is based at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, Kenya, and operates a fleet of 17 cargo aircraft to over 50 destinations in Africa.

Celebrating its 21st anniversary in 2021 Astral has lived up to the expectations of its clients by offering a resilient and agile strategy during the pandemic by offering on demand charters for Covid-19 related medical products, while maintaining its scheduled network to over 15 destinations in Africa.

Astral is the fastest growing cargo airline in Africa with a diversified fleet capacity which ranges from 5 tons to 110 tons and has recently taken delivery of its Boeing 767-200 Freighter.

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AIRLINK CARGO SOUTH AFRICA AND ASTRAL AVIATION LIMITED SIGN INTERLINE AGREEMENT

Johannesburg, Nairobi, Thursday 2nd September 2021: Airlink Cargo South Africa and Astral Aviation have signed a broad interline agreement connecting the networks of the two companies. This new commercial partnership is bound to boost airfreight cargo logistics in Africa, providing more options and access to the Sub-Saharan market through the two airlines’ hubs in Johannesburg and Nairobi.

Thanks to the interline agreement, that was effective from 1st August 2021, Airlink Cargo is widening its network with Astral Aviation to include Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.

Furthermore, Astral Aviation will have access also to many services operated by Airlink Cargo beyond Johannesburg to: Beira, Tete, Pemba and Maputo (Mozambique); Cape Town, Port Elizabeth and Durban (South Africa); Lubumbashi (Congo DRC); Gaborone (Botswana); Victoria Falls and Harare (Zimbabwe); Ndola and Livingstone (Zambia); Maseru (Lesotho); Antananarivo and Nosy Be (Madagascar); Walvis Bay and Windhoek (Namibia).

According to the Chief Executive Officer of Astral Aviation, Mr. Sanjeev Gadhia, “The interline agreement will offer new opportunities and connectivity into Airlink’s network which comprises various points in South Africa, Mozambique, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Lesotho, Madagascar and Namibia.”

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