Network Airline Services (NAS) has signed a new partnership with Liege Airport making the Belgian airport its hub for Africa and increase flights to Angola.
NAS has transported over 90,000 tonnes of freight using Liege Airport since May 2014 with its worldwide network linking the USA, Malaysia and Hong Kong to Europe.
There are direct flights between Belgium and West African destinations including Lagos and Luanda for the mining and oil industries as well as general cargo.
Flights are operated by an Atlas Air Boeing 747-400 Freighter and a Western Global Boeing MD-11 Freighter, as well as cooperation agreements with Allied Air to Nigeria, TAAG for Angola and Astral Aviation in Kenya.
NAS commercial director, Andy King says: “Although business is challenging, with excess capacity on many routes, NAS is pleased with the support we get from Liege Airport. The cargo focus, the central location with great connections by air and road, enables us to meet the challenges.”
Maintenance for NAS operations is carried out by Aviapartner, which will benefit from a new 4,800 square metre apron to stock and manage the flow of goods.
Liege Airport commercial director, Steven Verhasselt says: “The board of directors of Liege Airport Business Park has just voted an investment of 335,000 euros to install this new apron and a temporary warehousing structure to stock certain pallets.”
“This apron will be available by the middle of November and will enhance organisation of maintenance.”