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National Aviation Services (NAS) is the First Ground Handling Agent (GHA) to Integrate with IATA Travel Pass

The IATA Travel Pass is a mobile app that helps passengers easily and securely manage their travel in line with any government requirements for COVID-19 testing or vaccine information

National Aviation Services (NAS) (NAS.aero), the fastest growing aviation services provider in the emerging markets, is the first Ground Handling Agent (GHA) in the world to integrate with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Travel Pass. IATA made the announcement today, at the 33rd IATA Ground Handling Conference in Prague.…

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National Aviation Services (NAS) Supports Gender Diversity through IATA’s 25by2025 Initiative

A diverse and inclusive workplace accelerates a company’s growth

National Aviation Services (NAS) (www.NAS.aero), the fastest growing aviation services provider in the emerging markets has signed IATA’s 25by2025 gender diversity initiative. 25by2025 is a voluntary initiative for aviation to improve female representation in the industry. The campaign is an initial step to making the aviation industry more gender balanced. Rabah Bu Hamdan, Group Chief…

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National Aviation Services (NAS) and Colossal Africa Close on Acquisition of BidAir Services

Following the acquisition, BidAir Services becomes NAS Colossal Aviation Services and is part of NAS, the largest airport services network in Africa

The acquisition of BidAir Services, South Africa’s largest ground handling company from the BidVest Group was closed on 14 June 2021. National Aviation Services (NAS) (www.NAS.aero), Colossal Africa and a consortium of current executive management from BidAir Services announced the closing after the fulfillment of all final requirements from the…

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National Aviation Services (NAS) awarded Airport Lounge Tender for New Terminal in Zambia

The tender issued by Zambia Airports Corporation Limited (ZACL), is a part of its effort to upgrade the four international airports in the country

National Aviation Services (NAS) (www.NAS.aero) and NAC2000 Corporation have been awarded a tender to operate an airport lounge in the new terminal at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport (KKIA) in Lusaka, Zambia. The airport is the largest in Zambia and has plans to serve as a hub for the region. Currently,…

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National Aviation Services (NAS) Jordan to Operate and Manage Aqaba Air Cargo Terminal for another 20 Years

Aqaba with its strategic location and status as Jordan’s special economic zone is a regional hub for trade, tourism and culture

National Aviation Services (NAS) (www.NAS.aero), the leading airport services provider in the emerging markets has renewed its contract with the Aqaba Development Corporation (ADC) and Aqaba Airports Company (AAC) to operate and manage Aqaba Air Cargo Terminal (AACT) for another 20 years. Aqaba with its strategic location and status as…

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NAS and Colossal Africa to Acquire South Africa’s Largest Ground Handler – BidAir Services

Following the acquisition, NAS will also focus on training to develop the knowledge and skills of local South African youth while offering more employment opportunities

South Africa’s largest ground handling company, BidAir Services will be changing hands. National Aviation Services (NAS) (www.NAS.aero), Colossal Africa and a consortium comprised of the current executive management team have signed an agreement to acquire BidAir Services from the Bidvest Group. The closing of the acquisition is subject to fulfilling final…

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Iraqi Civil Aviation Authority (ICAA) Entrusts National Aviation Services (NAS) with Comprehensive Passenger Handling Services at Baghdad International Airport

NAS will extend its expertise and resources at the Babylon and Samara passenger terminals as well as the international transit halls

The Iraqi Civil Aviation Authority (ICAA) has entrusted National Aviation Services (NAS) (www.NAS.aero), a leading aviation services provider across the Middle East, Africa and South Asia, to upgrade and operate passenger-handling services and processes at the Baghdad International Airport. NAS will extend its expertise and resources at the Babylon and…

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NAS Sponsors Free E-Learning Course on Academy.aero

Certified course on “COVID-19: Defeating the Crisis and Evolving as a Leader” first ground handling industry course to be made public

National Aviation Services (NAS) (www.NAS.aero), a leading aviation services provider is sponsoring a free e-learning course titled “COVID-19: Defeating the Crisis and Evolving as a Leader” on the online training platform www.Academy.aero. The course, specially designed for aviation professionals, is the first ground handling industry course to be made public by NAS.…

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National Aviation Services (NAS) Donates Rapid Testing Kits to Assist the Ugandan Ministry of Health

The 7000 kits were urgently flown into Entebbe International Airport on special arrangement from the company’s head office in Kuwait

National Aviation Services (NAS) (www.NAS.aero), a leading global aviation services provider, recently donated Rapid Diagnostic Testing (RDT) kits to the Covid-19 National Task Force formed by the Ugandan Ministry of Health. These IgG/IgM Antibody RDT kits will complement the ongoing serosurvey and other targeted tests to estimate the proportion of…

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Abu Dhabi Airports awards contract for development of lounge at Midfield Terminal to National Aviation Services (NAS) and Airport Dimensions

The lounge will cater to all international airline passengers in addition to independent travelers who can access the lounge regardless of the class of their ticket or airline

The contract has been awarded to a new joint venture between National Aviation Services (NAS) (www.NAS.aero) and Airport Dimensions;The lounge will cater to all international airline passengers in addition to independent travelers who can access the lounge regardless of the class of their ticket or airline. Abu Dhabi Airports has awarded the…