Dubai firm revamps Togo airline board
Dubai, July 13, 2011
Dubai-based GSA Global Investments has announced a major revamp of the management of Togo-based cargo airline Africa West after taking over its operations.
The Dubai group had recently acquired a 51 per cent controlling interest in the Africa West which operates freighter services from Europe, Asia and the Middle East direct to Lome.
In a strategic move, the company has named logistics veteran IssaBaluch as the new chairman of the board.
The new Africa West board comprises Baluch at the helm with KannanNachiappan, JassemHaider, ZeinBaluch, Claude Sitterlin, and YannickErbs, who retains his position as CEO of Africa West.
“This is a very exciting time for Africa West as we welcome the new management team led by IssaBaluch. We have known each other for a long time and have collaborated in numerous projects involving air freight into Africa so this alliance feels very natural,' Erbs commented.
'I believe this management under GSA Global Investments Limited has doubly equipped Africa West in covering more trade lanes leading to and from the West African market,” he added.
The cargo airline has recently commenced new direct operations from the US and Milan with an MD11-F aircraft, with more services and destinations in the pipeline, which the company plans to announce in the near future.
Africa West had recently added two new destinations to its network – Freetown and Monrovia, which brings the total of scheduled destinations served across West Africa to ten, with a number of additional destinations served on request.
Dubai-based Air Cargo Trader will continue to act as Africa West’s GSA in the UAE, India, as well as other Asian countries, the company said.-TradeArabia News Service