Tripoli, 29 June:
A major surge in air charter and cargo traffic is expected, once the new government is in place, said . . .[restrict]the chairman of an independent Libyan air services company.
Mohamed Douas of Atheka Aviation explained: “Once the next elected government is in place and business life returns to normal with a more open, market economy, we expect a major surge in air charter and cargo traffic, especially related to the oil and gas industry as well as delicate commodities, such as medicine.”
Atheka Aviation, one of Libya’s first independent aviation service companies, has just opened a European marketing and sales office in Athens. Douas is also the chief executive officer of Medstone SA, Libyan Shipping Line and M+M Libya, all transportation and logistics businesses. He also runs a trading company called El-Kafa.
The new Athens office will expand the accessibility and international reach of the Tripoli head-quartered business said Douas. Speaking from his Athens office he added: “Given the international, round-the-clock nature of our business, having an office with expert staff in the European city of Athens enables us to give better support to our clients.”
Atheka, established in 2006, provides a range of services including air freight and ground handling at 18 Libyan airports, along with freight transport throughout the country. Its business is 100 percent import, with most consumer goods and medicines coming from Europe and the Middle East.