(03 May 2021)
National Aviation Services (NAS), a Kuwait-based
airport services provider, has renewed its
contract with the Aqaba Development Corporation (ADC) and Aqaba
Airports Company (AAC) to operate and manage Aqaba Air Cargo
Terminal (AACT) for another 20 years.
The air cargo terminal, located within the
King Hussein International Airport has been key to Aqaba’s
logistics capabilities since its establishment in 2004.
NAS has been providing
ground operations, cargo handling, warehousing services, bonded
storage, safety and security services as well as ground equipment
at AACT since 2006.
Hassan El-Houry, Group CEO of NAS said, “In the last term, we
fulfilled our commitment to the country by maintaining the highest
levels of service with a strong focus on safety and security while
investing into the development and operations of air cargo
services. This helped unlock Aqaba’s air cargo potential and put
Jordan on the global map for trade in line with the Royal vision
to transform Aqaba into a world-class business hub and leisure
“We also offered a platform for export growth that was
sustained by His Majesty King Abdullah II’s leadership as a driver
for international trade and job creation. With the renewed
agreement we aim to further enhance the air cargo offering in the
country and introduce new initiatives in the near future.”
Last year, NAS completed the Regulated Agent third
country validation process (RA3) for air cargo operations in
Aqaba. This internationally recognized validation and
certification process ensures EU regulatory compliance for air
cargo transportation to EU countries.
“Jordan’s economic environment is favorable to foreign investment.
With NAS’s investments into Jordan’s aviation industry, we also
remain committed to growing the country’s economic prosperity in
the coming years,” added El-Houry.
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