2 July 2013

Somalia: SKA 'Powers Up Mogadishu International Airport.

SKA International Group is first international logistics company to have established a major contract to manage Aden Abdulle International Airport, Mogadishu, in 2010. Since then, SKA has been working hard to build the capacity of the Airport, and currently employ over 150 Somali people in full time work.

Today, SKA International Group made even more improvements to Aden Abdulle International Airport, by providing a newly imported 500 KVa generator. Due to the recent improvements made by SKA all over the airport, increasing check-in space for more flights, increasing departure hall space to accommodate more passengers, installation of 3 new X-Ray machines and adding a new training facility to increase the capability of all Somali nationals working at the airport, there is now a much greater demand on the electricity supply.

SKA CEO, Mr Mike Douglas, was delighted to be able to help with this problem and, to meet the challenge, SKA has installed a new generator which is not only capable of meeting current demand, but will easily be able to meet future demands for power as the facilities at the airport improve day-by-day.

"I am pleased to say that this is another example of our [SKA's] true commitment to helping the Somali people, and keeping our long-term promise to improve the capabilities of the Airport" He said.

SKA International Group has made consistent improvements to the Airport ever since arriving as the first foreign investors in 2010. The Airport used to handle only 5 to 6 flights per week but, with the gradual increase in capability, now handles between 25 and 40 flights each day and will welcome Air Uganda next week, who will begin direct flights from Mogadishu to Entebbe.

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