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Doncaster Sheffield wins weekly Nairobi freighter

[ June 22, 2017   //   ]

Network Airline Management is to operate a weekly MD11 freighter service from Nairobi to Doncaster Sheffield Airport to carry flowers and vegetables for some of the country’s largest retailers.

It will be the airport’s first scheduled flight handling perishable goods after it gained Border Inspection Post status last year.

Airport cargo manager Dayle Hauxwell, said: “This deal will see some 3,500 tonnes of cargo transported a year. This new scheduled operation also opens up the opportunity for UK export freight.

“Our entrance into this new market is further evidence that the cargo operation has established an international reputation as the UK’s most freighter friendly airport. And we believe this is just the beginning, as the industry recognises the benefits offered by Doncaster Sheffield Airport. ”

Network Airline Management operates a fleet of B747F and MD11F aircraft on a scheduled and charter basis throughout the world. Their international sales division, Network Airline Services, represents over 20 airlines globally in its capacity as general sales and services agent (GSSA).

Commercial director Andy Walters, said Doncaster Sheffield “offers a 24 hour operation without being slot restricted, is very freighter friendly and considerably less congested than other locations.”

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