Celebrating Devolution: Kisumu airport to receive first cargo airline next month

Nyanza Today

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Kisumu International Airport will get its first ever cargo airline on February 8 when a Dubai-based firm launches services.

Jubba Airways in a deal with Pandi Fresh Foods Company, the exporter that initiated the plan, will lift fresh produce from the airport to eastern and central Africa markets in the first phase. It will operate a Boeing B737-300F aeroplane. Pandi told the Business Daily that the entity will transport horticultural and animal products to Congo, Angola and later to the Netherlands, Iran, Saudi Arabia and London.

Pandi operations manager Denis Ndira asked farmers to make use of the opportunity to supply the exporter.“We need a stable supply of passion fruits, rice, and mangoes, and meat products including beef, goat meat, chicken and milk,” he said.

Jubba Airways director of business development Solomon David said on Monday they were waiting for the exporters to give them the green light. “We will…

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