[BAHRAIN] The Asia Cargo Network (ACN) group, Southeast Asia’s leading air cargo charter services provider, has deployed the first of its aircraft to MENA Cargo Airlines, the freight cargo subsidiary of MAE in Bahrain.
Under a pivotal cargo partnership agreement between the two aviation companies that was signed at the Bahrain International Airshow last month, the B737-300F (registration number PK-YGW) arrived ahead of schedule and has commenced scheduled flights to service the MENA region.
Cargo routes will extend to Dubai, Iraq, Kuwait and Sudan from Bahrain International Airport five times per week and is expected to carry an average of 16 tons per flight.
MENA Cargo Airlines, Managing Director, Iman Marco shared, “The early delivery of our aircraft and subsequent commencement of scheduled flights shows our commitment to the partnership, and marks the expansion of our operational fleet within the region. Moving forward we will take delivery of a further five aircraft over the next 18 months to support the operational and strategic growth of the airline.”
About MENA Aerospace
MENA Aerospace Enterprises WLL is a wholly Bahrain-owned provider of comprehensive aviation and aerospace services, established in 2004. It is headquartered in Bahrain and has offices in Saudi Arabia and the UAE.
MENA Aerospace is the holding company and administrative head for the corporate group consisting of: MENA Aviation Real Estate, which owns and operates the only private General Aviation Hangars at Bahrain International Airport; MENA Consulting Services for AOC applicants, airline start-ups, FBO development, and other aviation-related consultation; MENA Technics WLL, which, in conjunction with a global network of partners, specialises in providing turnkey services for clients dealing in aerospace management, airports, and aircraft, as well as aviation infrastructure and security; MENA Trading, which sits under MENA Technics, providing vendor representation and handling product sales; and MENA Cargo, which sits under MAE Aircraft Management WLL, offering efficient smart booking systems for scheduled and charter services in the region.