World Airways, Nigerian carrier expand partnership
Charter airline World Airways said this week it has expanded its cooperation with ANA-Allied Air Cargo to include a second MD-11F aircraft for service through December 2011 between Europe and various African cities.
Allied Air is a Nigerian all-cargo airline that operates four Boeing 727 freighters in addition to the two MD-11 freighters leased from World Airways, which began operating aircraft for ANA-Allied Air in October 2008.
Allied Air’s Chief Executive Val Tongo said in a statement that Lagos, one of ANA-Allied’s primary destinations, is developing as a very efficient and secure cargo gateway.
Allied works with its worldwide sales agent, ANA Aviation Services, to provide scheduled flights and ad hoc charter services, carrying more than 400 tons per week of fresh flowers and vegetables from both Kenya and Uganda to major European markets in Holland and the United Kingdom.