Hadid Services expands in Africa


Dubai-headquartered Hadid International Services has added to its network in Africa with the appointment of supervisors and station managers in an additional five countries.

The additional Hadid locations, which are served by the company’s own local staff are Burkina Faso, Burundi, Namibia, Guinea and the Republic of Congo.

Issa Zuriqi, commercial director at Hadid said, “Our new local teams in these locations represent a further advancement of our global presence, extending our reach as a preferred choice globally for aviation services. Expanding our network of supervisors enables us to monitor our services and thus, offer consistently higher standards at competitive prices – even in difficult locations.

“We have been serving commercial and non-commercial operators into Africa for decades. We have expertise and offer a comprehensive range of services from permits and flight planning to navigation charges settlements, as well as ground support services,” Zuriqi added.

Hadid's commercial director Issa Zuriqi

Hadid’s commercial director Issa Zuriqi

Hadid said it aims to grow its operations in the region and is dedicated to ensuring operators are confident in the region, and trust the company’s capabilities. Chakib Boudjemaa, Hadid’s regional business development manager for Africa, said, “Our aim is to cover the entire continent. We want operators to change their perception about operating to certain parts of Africa and the challenges involved.

“Our services are reliable, expedient and help negate operational difficulties. We continue to maintain our strategy to develop a full service range across the continent.”

As a long-standing IATA Strategic Partner, HADID is committed to focusing its commercial efforts in line the four priorities outlined for African Aviation – cost-competitiveness, opening the continent to travel and trade, safety and gender diversity. HADID pursues a policy of empowering its local staff to complement its regional knowledge and service delivery performance. Doing so improves efficiency as well as cost effectiveness.

Hadid International Services provides aviation services as well as FBO and Executive Lounge facilities to commercial airlines, private operators, business leaders, heads of state, government agencies and non-governmental organisations.

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