Kenya Airways (KQ) has partnered with local horticulture exporters to enhance the capacity of fresh produce carried on its flights, by lifting Kenya’s fresh produce to the overseas market from which KQ will seek to grow its share of cargo revenue.
Horticulture exporters, who were represented by the Kenya Flower Council (KFC), the Fresh Produce Consortium and the Fresh Produce Exporters Association of Kenya (FPEAK), are seeking better freight terms under the new collaboration.
Both parties are looking for a chance at dedicated flights to routes where the carrier would have otherwise not flown to, alongside subsidized freight rates.
Kenya Airways lifts between 800 and 1000 tons of cargo every week, but cargo only represents 7% of its business at present. The carrier is presently awaiting clearance by the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to operate its recently converted Dreamliner craft for full-cargo operations.