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Kenya Airways Cargo’s weekly freighter to connect Sharjah and Mogadishu

Kenya Airways Cargo (KQ Cargo) has expanded its route network to include direct cargo flights between Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Mogadishu in Somalia. The new route will be served weekly, effective 9 February 2024, and is expected to grow to two (2) weekly frequencies in April 2024.

KQ Cargo has partnered with Global GSA Cargo LLC, a global cargo sales and service agent based out of UAE, as the cargo logistics partner to service the route.

KQ Cargo recently increased its freighter capacities with the entry into service of a B737-800F, which offers an extended range, connecting vital cargo hubs and opening up new opportunities for cargo services to meet customers’ demands and an ever-evolving market.

According to KQ Cargo Director Dick Murianki, the new route aligns with KQ’s revamped mission of propelling Africa’s prosperity by connecting its people, cultures and markets and strengthening KQ Cargo’s position as Africa’s preferred cargo carrier, offering unique network options for customers. 

“We are delighted to expand our world-class logistics service to underserved markets with a solid product, and we believe in having a direct service complemented by Dubai’s trader, transit, humanitarian, and project-driven traffic.

The direct route between UAE and Somalia offers huge demand for air freight transportation, particularly high-tech consumer goods, automotive parts, project cargo, and clothing, which are the most frequently flown goods on the route.

Kenya Airways’ has the expertise in the region, and our B737-800F’s apt capacity would be the ideal mix over the long term..” Says Murianki.


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