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TIACA expands global reach with new board member from Africa

Posted 25 September 2017 · Add Comment

A new board member, representing the ground handling and cargo carrier sectors of Africa has been appointed to the TIACA Board of Directors.

Sanjeev Gadhia is founder and CEO of Nairobi, Kenya-headquartered Astral Aviation Ltd, as well as Vice Chairman of the African Airlines Association (AFRAA) Cargo Task Force.

Gadhia launched cargo carrier Astral Aviation in 2000, which has grown to become the largest private cargo airline in Eastern Africa, boasting a fleet of B747-400F, DC9F, B727F and F27 freighters.

Gadhia is also Vice Chairman of the Cargo Task Force for AFRAA, which is Africa’s largest airline association and promotes co-operation in operational, commercial, technical, and training fields.

"I am extremely honored and privileged to be appointed, as the only member from Africa, to the Board of TIACA, which is an association that I have been a member of for the past 17 years,” said Gadhia.

“My appointment will enable AFRAA members and especially the Cargo Task Force, to embrace the opportunities that TIACA will bring aboard in areas such as networking, education and training, industry relations, and participation in TIACA cargo events as a group.

“For TIACA, my appointment will enable the organisation to reach out to the air cargo fraternity in Africa and also to assist AFRAA in its lobbying efforts to a global level.

“I also plan to promote TIACA’s air cargo development program to African airlines and foster greater participation from African airlines at TIACA events.”

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