Sunday, June 28, 2009

Aramex signs cargo services agreement with Air Arabia

Dubai, June 28, 2009:, Aramex, the global logistics solutions provider, today announced a regional cargo agreement with Air Arabia, the regions leading low cost carrier (LCC) covering the Middle East, Africa, Indian subcontinent, and Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). Under the terms of the agreement, Aramex will have access to Air Arabia’s cargo facility in Sharjah International airport to operate a sorting hub for express shipments.

As part of the agreement, Aramex will also enjoy an expedited recovery of courier shipments from flights. Air Arabia’s extensive network and cargo expertise also gives Aramex greater flexibility and enhanced operational efficiency in providing its customers with reliable express services.

"The agreement with Air Arabia and the opening of our new hub in Sharjah is in line with Aramex’s strategic focus on enriching its service offering to customers by mobilising express consignments in the most competitive transit time and at reduced costs,” said Osama Fattaleh, Aramex Chief Operating Officer. “Our recently launched Value Express service is a testament to our continued commitment in this regard. Through this agreement, Aramex will be able to provide its express customers across key emerging markets outstanding interregional connectivity and reliability by utilizing the extensive network and cost-efficiency of the economic carrier."

AK Nizar, Head of Commercial at Air Arabia said: “The new partnership with Aramex is in-line with Air Arabia’s efforts to grow its cargo operations and ancillary revenues. This agreement is a validation of Air Arabia’s exceptional connectivity and our steadfast service in handling and delivering express cargo. As one of the global leaders in express delivery solutions, Aramex represents a strategic partner for us in further strengthening our presence in the cargo service segment. Through this agreement, we expect to provide enhanced quality and reliability to Aramex’s express customers.”

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