Siginon scores top spot in inaugural Kenyan Airport Business Excellence Awards

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Siginon Aviation team display the awards won during the Airport Business Excellence Awards (ABEA) by the Kenya Airports Authority. (L-R) Siginon Aviation, General Manager Maarten Klijnstra, Joyce Njuhi, Kenya Airports Authority CEO - Jonny Anderson, and Ruth Nduta of Siginon Group.

Siginon Aviation, an air cargo terminal, based at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi, has emerged the overall winner of the inaugural Airport Business Excellence Awards (ABEA). The ABEA Awards are an initiative by the Kenya Airport Authority (KAA) to recognise excellence in the aviation business.

Siginon Aviation further scooped awards in the categories of Best Cargo Firms as well as in the competition determinants of customer focus, leadership, human resource development and runner up in the marketing category.

In winning the Cargo Firm category, Siginon Aviation was commended for having the first of its kind – cool corridor that ensures perishable cargo is handled at prescribed temperatures up to aircraft loading as well as implementation of a robust multi-functional cargo handling platform that manages aspects of cargo handling and fin-ops process while integrating customs clearance and interline message procedures between the handler and customer carrier/forward.

While giving the overall ABEA winner’s speech, Siginon Aviation general manager Maarten Klijnstra stated: “The ABEA awards are a commitment to continuous excellence for Siginon Aviation but also the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. As airport stakeholders, we must contribute to its growth and ensure that our service delivery stays at excellent.”

Siginon Aviation was commended on aligning its hardware such as investing in a world-class $10 million air cargo terminal.