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Magma Aviation, the modern air cargo solutions firm, has operated its 1000th flight from Nairobi, Kenya to Liège, Belgium as a part of its alliance with airfreight and overland logistics organisation, MidnightZulu.

This foremost airbridge used to be established in 2018 to facilitate the transportation of decrease vegetation, contemporary vegetables and herbs from Jomo Kenyatta Worldwide Airport (NBO) to Liège Airport (LGG), with every flight containing 100 metric tonnes of the perishable cargo.


The airbridge has a enormous socioeconomic impact on Kenya by bolstering its foremost horticultural commerce, and offering thousands of jobs in a nation with high rates of unemployment.

Thomas Frankum, Chief Govt Officer at MidnightZulu, explains, “The merchandise are meticulously harvested and engaging for uplift by a huge 10,000 folks for every flight, and one and all has between 8 and 10 dependants relying upon their earnings. Therefore, every flight locations food on the desk for around 100,000 folks.

“This human ingredient and the responsibility it brings is by no potential far from the minds of Magma Aviation and MidnightZulu.”

At some point soon of the six years of Magma Aviation and MidnightZulu’s partnership, the firms bear navigated vital boundaries, alongside with Brexit and the global COVID-19 pandemic, while striking forward the consistent drift of contemporary cargo from Kenya into various European markets.

After the cargo lands in Liège, it is customs cleared and loaded onto MidnightZulu-operated trailers, by which it is delivered to destinations at some stage in the Netherlands, Germany, Spain and the United Kingdom.

Conor Brannigan, Chief Govt Officer at Magma Aviation, adds, “From the onset, Magma Aviation, in partnership with MidnightZulu, used to be pushed by the imaginative and prescient to revolutionise air cargo transportation between Kenya and Europe. It used to be no longer factual about commerce but about making a incompatibility, connecting continents and supporting the brilliant horticulture commerce in Kenya. Our collaborative efforts bear ensured an everyday drift of foremost contemporary goods whilst contributing to the Kenyan economic system and offering sustenance to the native neighborhood.


“We extend our heartfelt gratitude to all stakeholders, from the dedicated workers in Kenya making engaging every cargo to our partners at MidnightZulu and every member of the logistics supply chain. Your efforts were pivotal in assembly this milestone, and we’re captivated with our future work collectively.”

On the open of the operation in 2018 flight frequency used to be thrice weekly, on the different hand this increased to four instances per week in 2019. Magma Aviation and MidnightZulu hope to salvage better this extra at some stage in 2024 and 2025. All transportation takes put apart on Magma Aviation’s snappily of B474-700F airplane.

Caitlin DiMare-Oliver