KAA re-tenders for more airport catering services.
The KAA has reopened its campaign in which it intends to collect a large sum of money which they will use to improve on the aviation sector. They are currently seeking for all the interested investors so that they can establish a second aviation catering business at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and may be the Moi International Airport in Mombasa meanwhile the first round of tenders produced no bidder meeting all the specified requirements by the Kenya Airport Authority.
There is already an amended tender document which looks at where the earlier bids failed in compliance and KAA appears confident that all those who applied at the first round will resubmit their applications for consideration by the procurement and logistics department of the Kenya Airports Authority. This will help stop the monopoly of NAS now that there is a high demand for more airlines to fly into Nairobi as well as an increase in the number of times as the number of tourists/ travelers entering Kenya. It is important to increase on the number of crafts to use or increase on the size of crafts that they are using so that all travelers can have an opportunity to fly in whenever they want to.
The intended growth of the Kenya Airways fleet too will be seen through by the approved caterers since KQ intends to increase it number of crafts from 35 aircraft which they currently have to about 65 in the medium term to 107 by 2012, making it for rich pickings when providing in flight catering to that airline alone despite the fact that they got rid of the meal service in December last year on domestic flights to Mombasa, Malindi and Kisumu.
There are currently about 1100 employees of NAS in Mombasa and Nairobi and it is owned by multiple bodies which include the Servair which is a subsidiary of KLM / Air France which also holds shares in Kenya Airways. You can expect fun moments to come as KAA throws out the last few monopolies which still exist at the airports like the catering and definitely trying hard to unravel the Duty Free Shop contracts which had a monopoly clause imbedded since 1989 before the opening of KAA.
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