Royal Jordanian, MK ink air freight deal
Amman, May 19, 2009
Royal Jordanian has signed an agreement with MK Airlines, one of the leading air freight companies based in Belgium, to jointly develop air freight services through Jordan and the Levant region.
The agreement highlights the intention of the two companies to co-operate to improve fleet utilization by complementing each other’s route networks, air freight handling equipments and mutual expertise.
RJ president/CEO Samer Majali and chairman of MK Airlines Dr. Abdullah Alanizi inked the pact on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum held recently in Jordan.
Majali said the two companies will be working towards feeding the capacity of RJ's Airbus A310s and MK Airlines' Boeing 747s and B767s, optimizing costs through joint utilization of each company's facilities, in particular for cargo handling.
Alanizi said that the companies will expand the memorandum of understanding through special prorate and block space agreements in various sectors.
He also said that meetings will be held regularly between the two companies in order to discuss and implement opportunities and review milestones and performances.
Alanizi stressed that the co-operation will be extended to produce handling, a particular area of expertise of MK Airlines, leaders in uplift of perishables like flowers and fish from many major markets in Africa.
MK Airlines is a cargo airline registered in the United Kingdom providing worldwide freight operations. Its main base is Ostend-Bruges International Airport, Belgium.-TradeArabia News Service