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RwandAir takes over Kenya Airways Cargo handling at Kigali



Via East African.co.ke


Kenya Airways announced today that, it has handed over its cargo handling services to RwandAir at Kigali Airport (Rwanda), based on a mutual agreement between two airlines. RwandAir Cargo manager, Joseph Kabera confirmed the info, citing the fact that Kenya Airways is trying to reduce cost, after posted a full year loss.


Denis Munai, the Kenya Airways station manager in Rwanda, has cited others reasons :


“Our cargo operations in Rwanda have remained insignificant and we need to be more aggressive so we are strategising,” said Denis Munai, KQ station manager in Kigali.

Munai has also added that Kenya Airways will set up a new strategy for its Rwanda cargo departement, in coming weeks.

“When our strategy for the Rwanda cargo department becomes successful and our cargo revenues are revamped, we shall repossess the service from RwandAir,” said Mr Munai.

According to some former Kenya Airways employees based at Kigali, the operation was hand over early this year, and some employees were laid off. Some of them work  now for Turkish Airlines.

 The Kenyan national carrier recently announced a USD92million loss for its 2012/13 Financial Year which it blamed on “harsh economic and geopolitical conditions” coupled with a global economic slowdown and volatile global oil prices.  (Source African Aviation Tribune)

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