29TH JUNE, 2017: Earlier this month, Network Airline Management—the freighter division of the Network Aviation Group—transported over 57 tonnes of urgent relief goods on behalf of the Canadian Red Cross to a field hospital in Hargeisa, Somaliland.
The cargo, which was mainly IV fluid, was flown from Liege to Nairobi on Astral’s and Network Airline Management’s wet leased B747-400F. From Nairobi, it was transported to Hargeisa via three consecutive B727-200F charter flights operated by Astral Aviation.
The alliance between Network Airline Management (NAM) and Astral Aviation resulted in a seamless operation from NAM’s hub in Liege via the Astral hub in Nairobi to its destination in Hargeisa.
Astral has recently announced scheduled services to Hargeisa operating every day 4 from Nairobi with their B727-200F, and, in conjunction with NAM, operate flights three times a week from Liege to Nairobi.
Andy Walters, Commercial Director, said: “The flight, for our customer NEO Charter Air and the Charterstore, sent IV fluid to a local hospital which treats over 140 cholera patients daily. The Red Cross is providing vital healthcare to thousands of people and these life-saving supplies are invaluable and will help to reduce the numbers of children dying from cholera in this area.”
About Network Aviation Group
Network Airline Management operates a fleet of B747F and MD11F aircraft and has over 30 offices across the globe. Our group handles over 70,000 tonnes of cargo annually offering a variety of sales and services to client airlines, as well as managing a fleet of freighter aircraft on a network of scheduled routes and charters throughout the world.