Waka waka!

Waka waka! If the mood at the recent Air Cargo Africa event in Johannesburg is any indication, the industry must be smelling the invisible roses – tell-tail signs that the bleak, barren cargo winter is about to finally recede. Being the skeptical bunch we are however, we’re not entirely convinced on the whole flower thing – not even if it’s being pitched by the ever-enthusiastic Enno, who is only out-enthused by a certain Emirates celeb!


Waka waka!


Waka waka! If the mood at the recent Air Cargo Africa event in Johannesburg is any indication, the industry must be smelling the invisible roses – tell-tail signs that the bleak, barren cargo winter is about to finally recede. Being the skeptical bunch we are however, we’re not entirely convinced on the whole flower thing – not even if it’s being pitched by the ever-enthusiastic Enno, who is only out-enthused by a certain Emirates celeb!

We think it might have just been the perfect combination of a lot of other things that simply took people’s minds off the harshness of the real world. Like the non-stop free (and good!) food that the Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) stand serves up at every event. Some now understandably confuse the name WFS with World Food Stand. Then of course there is the ever-reliable Manston airport boys with their well stocked selection of Scotch. Oddly enough Alan and Gary nearly had to restock the selection after show attendees nearly wiped them out after only one day! And of course there was the tasty Belgian beer over at the Brussels stand. But that presented a bit of a dilemma as it required extreme self-restraint not to make diamond jokes while quaffing the free beer! You would be surprised how many diamond jokes tipsy air cargo people can come up with! The weather surely played a part too – Europeans and North Americans were reveling in the brilliant sunshine while the Bellyachers and those hailing from Southeast Asia were enjoying the dry heat, their pores resting for a change.