The Liberia Airport Authority has awarded an exclusive ten-year ground handling management contract to National Aviation Services (NAS).

Under the terms of the cooperation, NAS, the fastest growing aviation services provider in the emerging markets, will provide comprehensive ground handling services at the Roberts International Airport (ROB) airport in Liberia. This includes passenger handling, ramp services and lost luggage handling for all airlines operating to and from the airport.  These airlines include Air France – KLM, Ethiopian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Air Côte d’Ivoire, Kenya Airways, Royal Air Maroc and ASKY.

Speaking about the contract award, Musa Shannon, chairman of the board of LAA, said: “We are looking forward to our partnership with NAS. This will greatly improve our technical and professional capacities at the Roberts International Airport and allow the LAA to provide a world-class experience while taking a major step forward in the aviation industry.”

NAS is the largest ground handler in Africa with a presence in over 60 airports across the continent, including Liberia, Cote d’Ivoire, Rwanda, DRC, South Africa, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Mozambique. Globally, the company operates in more than 60 airports across Africa, the Middle East, South Asia and Europe.

Hassan El-Houry, Group CEO of NAS, said: “We are excited to be expanding our long-standing relationship with the Liberia Airports Authority and are grateful for its continued trust in NAS. We remain committed to enhancing and upgrading both, systems and processes at the Roberts International Airport to bring it on par with international levels. We have also started investing in the required infrastructure, equipment and staff training to adhere to the highest standards of quality and service excellence.”

He concluded: “With our strong presence in Africa, the Middle East and South Asia, most airlines are aware of the quality of service NAS offers as well as our focus on safety and security. We truly believe in the potential of the Liberian aviation industry and are keen to develop and grow it further in the coming years.”