Paris-headquartered global network general sales and service agency, ECS Group, has taken a controlling interest in Niger Air Cargo, a new cargo airline in West Africa. The airline, launched in association with a private investor in Niger, will operate a weekly MD-11 or DC-10 freighter service from Liège to Niamey, the capital and largest city in Niger. Each flight will offer up to 85 tonnes of cargo capacity.
ECS Group expects a wide range of cargoes to be generated for the route, including communications equipment, apparel, healthcare products, fresh food and other perishables and relief goods.
The ECS Group is acting as the exclusive global GSSA for Niger Air Cargo, utilising the strength of its network of offices in 51 locations in 31 countries in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Americas and Asia. Every station will sell the service and deliver cargo to Liège for consolidation.