World Airways has extended its cooperation with Allied Air Cargo for the lease of two MD-11F aircraft beginning this month for service between Europe and various cities in Africa.
World Airways, a subsidiary of Global Aviation Holdings Inc., began operating aircraft for Allied Air in October 2008.
“Allied Air Cargo and World Airways have built up a strong commercial relationship over the last three years and I am pleased that we are extending this cooperation with a multiple-year agreement,” said Brian Bauer, Chief Commercial Officer for Global Aviation Holdings.
The Commercial Director of the Airways, Andrew Leslie said, “World Airways will provide two MD-11 freighters to further serve the international needs of Allied and their business partners in Europe and in Africa. Allied is a leading provider in these markets, and World is proud to be the airline of choice for their wide-body cargo capacity.
“ANA Aviation and Allied Air are pleased to renew our wet-lease agreement with World Airways for the lease of two MD11Fs on a long-term basis.”
He also said that, “The last three years that we have been leasing aircraft from World Airways have gone very well indeed, and we hope to grow our business further together as we expand our route network throughout Africa, as well as offering ad-hoc charter solutions on a worldwide basis.”
Allied Air is a Nigerian all-cargo airline operating four Boeing 727 freighters in addition to the two MD-11 freighters leased from World Airways. Allied works closely with its worldwide sales agent, ANA Aviation Services, to provide scheduled flights and ad hoc charter services. Allied Air carries more than 400 tons per week of fresh flowers and vegetables from both Kenya and Uganda to the major European markets in Holland and the United Kingdom.
By Chris Agabi, With Agency Report