Oct 06, 2016: Network Airline Services (NAS) has signed a new partnership with Liege Airport to make the airport its hub for Africa.
With this agreement, it will increase its flights to Angola.
Since arriving in May 2014, NAS has transported over 90,000 tonnes of freight using Liege Airport. The worldwide network of NAS links the USA, Malaysia and Hong Kong to Europe. There are direct flights between Belgium and West Africa (Lagos, Luanda etc.) with cargo for the mining and oil industries as well as general cargo.
Fresh produce is imported from East Africa (Nairobi, Entebbe etc.). The flights of NAS are operated with a Boeing B747-400F belonging to Atlas, and a MD-11F belonging to Western Global. Cooperation agreements exist with Allied Air (Nigeria), TAAG (Angola) and Astral Aviation (Kenya).
Andy King, commercial director of NAS, considers that this growth confirms that Liege Airport was the right choice: “NAS is happy to announce the extension of the agreement with LGG. 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, enable us to meet the challenges.”
Maintenance for operations of NAS is carried out by Aviapartner which will now benefit from a new apron of 4,800 square metre to stock and manage the flow of goods.
“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,” explains Steven Verhasselt, commercial director of Liege Airport.
“This apron will be available by the middle of November and will enhance organisation of maintenance.”