Air freight wholesaler Air Menzies International (AMI) has opened two new branches in Lahore and Karachi, Pakistan as it grows its global network.

Both branches are fully operational, with the new openings marking the 25th and 26th AMI locations. They will offer AMI direct access to two of Pakistan’s high growth industrial centres. The Karachi branch is close to Jinnah International Airport, the busiest airport in Pakistan pre-pandemic. An automotive manufacturing hub, Karachi is a major contributor to the economic activities of Pakistan, generating around 20% of the country’s total GDP. The new Lahore branch is located near Allama Iqbal International Airport.

The expansion increases AMI’s presence in South Asia and is part of the company’s wider strategy to focus on the Asian market and key manufacturing and industrial hubs. With 250 network partners, these new locations further ensure the reliable movements of freight in particular between AMI locations, with the oversight of shipments from beginning to end.

AMI’s new branches will offer a variety of wholesale air freight services, including door-to-door services on global import and export shipments; exports with consolidation and Back2Back; Click2Ship, a platform for express shipments; X-ray screening and warehousing services; and customs clearance and documentation support.

“We are excited to be entering the Pakistan market, as part of our strategy to establish a greater presence in the South Asian region. We have chosen two cities with huge potential and healthy projected economic growth of at least 5% over the next few years in both Karachi and Lahore. This gives us huge confidence in a buoyant regional marketplace,” said Jonathon Clark, CEO of Air Menzies International.

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