NAIROBI, Feb. 22 (Xinhua) -- The Kenya Airways said Monday that its freight division KQ Cargo has resumed direct commercial cargo service between Nairobi and India's New Delhi.
The Kenyan carrier said the weekly service will help Kenya and Africa with a welcome lifeline to many local businesses reliant on overseas markets.
"The resumption of direct weekly cargo flights from Nairobi to New Delhi is an indication of the integral part KQ plays in providing logistics solutions to our customers based on our robust world-class handling infrastructure and strong network footprint in Africa," Dick Murianki, cargo director at the Kenya Airways said in a statement.
Murianki said the first cargo flight to resume from New Delhi landed at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport on Sunday carrying pharmaceuticals, machinery and general merchandise from New Delhi.
"Key items to be uplifted from India include pharmaceutical and medical products, machinery, sports goods and general cargo. KQ Cargo will continue to offer seamless connections in India to Nairobi, and the rest of Africa, including destinations such as Accra, Ghana; Lagos, Nigeria; and Lilongwe, Malawi," Murianki added. Enditem