Tunisia to launch 25 new air cargo routes starting January 2018
Published On 11 Jan, 2018


On Tuesday, the Tunisian Airline Express Air Cargo made an announcement of the launch of 25 air cargo routes from Tunisia to other African countries, starting from January 2018.

The company’s Chief Executive Officer Anis Riahi said that 21 services will cover “a wide range of countries in Central and West Africa.”

Also there would be two major projects that will be taking off this year 2018. The first project is a Boeing certified maintenance center, which will soon be operational with 90 million dinars (36 million U.S. dollars) of investment and 40 aeronautical engineers employed and the second is the 3,000-square-meter cargo store being built in the Tunis-Carthage International Airport.

Air connections via this company are provided by Boeing 737-400 wide-body aircraft with a capacity of 26 tonnes. For the first half of 2018, four new aircraft will be operational, the first of which will bring a daily connection in West and Central Africa, while the other three will be situated in Douala, Cameroon and Conakry, Guinea

According to Riahi, Express Air Cargo has provided more than 600 flight connections and more than 4,500 flight hours in 2017.

He also added that they hope to strengthen the “an inter-African logistics network.”

Riahi believes that his company is capable to make Tunis-Carthage International Airport a real hub by building a bridge linking Africa, Europe and the Middle East. He also made mention that the triangulation of all cargo will be a valuable asset for economic development and trade.


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