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National Aviation Services (NAS) Announces Partnership with Transworld Aviation Limited in Zanzibar

Zanzibar, Tanzania : Thursday, April 28, 2022

National Aviation Services (NAS) the fastest growing aviation services provider in the emerging markets recently signed a strategic Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Transworld Aviation Limited, (TWAL). Through this partnership, the two companies join forces to upgrade ground handling and passenger handling services at the Abeid Amani Karume International Airport in Zanzibar.

NAS is currently the largest ground handler in Africa, serving over 100 airlines globally, managing more than 50 airport lounges across its network and offering an extended portfolio of services that include innovative technology solutions and training. In the span of a year, the company has expanded its presence in Africa with 16 new airports in South Africa, Kenya, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Guinea Bissau, Liberia and Zambia, growing its reach into more airports across Africa, the Middle East and South Asia. 

Commenting on the MoU with TWAL, Hassan El-Houry, Group CEO of NAS said: “As we expand our presence in Africa, we continue to grow and develop our reach and services not just to meet our customer expectations but also to exceed them. We are excited to partner with TWAL to bring our experience and expertise in handling international and domestic airlines to support operations on the island of Zanzibar. We will contribute greatly with technology solutions, employee training and safety certifications such as IATA's Safety Audit of Ground Operations (ISAGO) which we have secured in all our major stations.”

TWAL is Zanzibar’s most advanced ground handling company serving over 2300 regional and international flights and over 600,000 passengers annually from the Abeid Amani Karume International Airport (AAKIA). Key customers include KLM, Eurowings Discover (Lufthansa Group), Air France, Edelweiss, flydubai, Kenya Airways, Astral Aviation (Cargo), Nordwind Airlines, Pegasfly and regional carriers like Tropical Air, As Salaam Air and Auric Air. 

Ahmed Bin Braik, Managing Director of TWAL, expressed his pleasure that this collaboration will add value to the millions of dollars already invested by TWAL in Zanzibar and will help further the economic activities on the Islands of Unguja and Pemba.