Siginon Aviation named as official Qatar Airways Cargo handler in Kenya


Siginon Aviation has been appointed as the official ground and ramp handler for Qatar Airways Cargo at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) in Nairobi.

Siginon Aviation’s $10 million state-of-the-art air cargo terminal at JKIA was commissioned in 2014 has been custom designed and includes a 3,000 square metre Perishables Centre, a 5,000 square metre General Cargo Warehouse, a 2,000 square metre basement parking for transit vehicles and specialised storage area for dangerous, valuable and temperature sensitive cargo.

Among cargo handled will be perishable products such as flowers, fruits, vegetables and meat that are the top exports from Nairobi destined mainly for Europe and Middle Eastern countries.

Qatar Airways Cargo recently celebrated 10 years of serving exporters and importers in Kenya and globally. It operates freighters to seven destinations in Africa to Accra, Djibouti, Entebbe, Johannesburg, Khartoum, Lagos and Nairobi and provides bellyhold cargo capacity to 23 cities on the continent.

Siginon Group managing director, Meshack Kipturgo says: “We are delighted to be the handler for Qatar Airways Cargo in JKIA, Nairobi. This move reiterates Siginon Aviation’s commitment to attract and serve global airlines with internationally benchmarked facilities and operations and exceptional customer service delivered at global service standards.”

Siginon Aviation, part of the Siginon Group, was set up in 1997 and is one of the four licensed ground handlers in JKIA. It also runs ground handling operations at the Eldoret International Airport handling global cargo airlines.