Aviapartner Cargo Signs Major Contract in Ostend with MK Airlines

MK Airlines has recently signed a contract with Aviapartner Cargo for the provision of handling services in Ostend, for its 6 weekly flights operated with B747-200.

Aviapartner provides the full range of cargo-handling services to MK Airlines in Ostend, including warehousing, ULD build-up and breakdown, inventory control, documentation for import and export, customs clearance, cargo transport to and from aircraft, tracing, airfreight trucking services, dangerous goods and live animal handling, and cargo security.

Since 17 July, Aviapartner Cargo has been providing these services in an MK Airlines dedicated warehouse, equipped with an automatic ULD transport and loading-unloading system.

MK Airlines has chosen Aviapartner Cargo for their reputed service quality in Ostend, as well as their high degree of flexibility and stringent safety standards.

MK Airlines’ inbound cargo includes mainly flowers, fish, and vegetables for the Netherlands and the South of UK, while outbound flights mainly transport consolidated cargo for Panalpina, Taag, Africa West, and Demavia to African countries such as Nigeria, Angola or Congo, with an estimated volume of some 50.000 tons per year.

Luc Arnouts, Vice President Cargo at Aviapartner: “This contract with MK Airlines is of significant importance for our Ostend station, as this strengthens our position at this airport, by more than doubling the volumes we handle. We are proud to be a partner in the major project MK Airlines have at Ostend-Bruges Airport".