Kenya Airways (KQ) Cargo has been named the winner of African Cargo Airline of the Year Award 2017.
KQ Cargo Ag. General Manager, Peter Musola said it was a great honour and a powerful endorsement of the airline’s cargo focus and dedication to providing the highest levels of service.
“It cements our strong position in offering comprehensive airfreight solutions across the continent. Despite our cargo capacity reduction in the recent months, we are operating more efficiently,” said Musola.
Musola said in a statement sent to newsrooms that the award comes on the back of the airline being named Africa’s leading airline less than a year ago, at the World Travel Awards in 2016.
It was also named the best business class for the fourth year running at the same awards.
The awards were determined by Stat Times publication where readers nominate their choice after which the votes are audited by a committee of independent professionals and Stat Times editorial board.
KQ Cargo transports over 65,000 tonnes annually in its freighters and aircraft belly to and from the airline’s network. The unit recently boosted its business with a partnership with Qantas to export cut flowers from Kenya to Australia.
It continues to seek new frontiers for cargo goods from Africa, ranging from seafood to cut flowers.
Air Cargo Africa is a mega event engaging the global air cargo community to explore and strengthen networking corridors within the African continent.
“In its past three editions, the show has seen major participation from world players, including key players from the African airfreight community,” the statement reads in part.
The award was presented last week at a Gala awards night held during the 4th Edition of the Stat Times’ International Award for Excellence in Air Cargo in Johannesburg, South Africa.