Network Airline Management is launching a weekly MD11 service from Nairobi to Doncaster Sheffield Airport bringing in flowers and vegetables for retailers.
This is the airport’s first scheduled flight handling perishable goods. Some 3,500 tonnes of cargo will be transported each year.
“We selected to fly to Doncaster Sheffield Airport for a number of reasons,” said Andy Walters, commercial director of Network Airline Management. “It offers a 24 hour operation without being slot restricted, is very freighter friendly and considerably less congested than other locations. It also has a very proactive team. Doncaster Sheffield Airport with their partners Anglo World Cargo work hard to deliver a tailor-made service, and this really shone through in their approach.”
Dayle Hauxwell, cargo manager for Doncaster Sheffield Airport said: “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. ”