NEXUS to launch flight operation centre in Rwanda
Middle East flight operations services company NEXUS has announced the establishment of NEXUS Africa with the set-up of its new Flight Operation Centre (FOC) in Kigali, Rwanda.
The move has been made in partnership with the government of Rwanda as currently the Rwandan Civil Aviation Authority is working actively to make the country a regional hub for air transport operation by ensuring aviation safety and security and providing a conducive airport environment.
“We are very excited about the new NEXUS Africa since it is the first step in our global expansion and we believe Rwanda to be the perfect place for our inaugural Africa base," stated Mohammed Al-Zeer, chairman of NEXUS. "Our ultimate aim is to be globally recognised as the leading African provider of flight operations services, employing the best, serving the elite and being respected by industry leaders. This is just the first step.”
According to Al-Zeer, the centre will boast of state-of-the-art technology in flight operations services to cater to local and international customers alike. Being the only flight centre of its kind in the region, NEXUS aims to offer complete 24 x 7 support and back-up facilities for the NEXUS Africa through it is well established flight operations centre out of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia and Manamah, Bahrain.
The NEXUS decision to invest in Rwanda has been welcomed by the Rwanda Development Board (RDB), the agency responsible for promoting tourism, trade and investment. John Gara, chief executive officer of RDB, stated: “We are delighted to welcome NEXUS into our country as their services will provide links for travellers all over the world, not just to Rwanda but to the whole of Africa. This move is aligned with our vision as well as our initiatives to promote tourism and trade and to also improve aviation safety and security within the entire region. We are very pleased that NEXUS will participate and aid us in our endeavours.”