SAA Cargo bags prestigious award

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South African Airways Cargo has won the African Cargo Airline of the Year Award.

SAA Cargo is a division of South African Airways focusing on airfreight movement worldwide.

SAA Cargo was crowned the winner at the STAT Times International Awards for Excellence in Air Cargo at an awards ceremony in Johannesburg.

The STAT Times International Award for Excellence in Air Cargo is awarded every two years as part of the Air Cargo Africa event. The award was instituted by the STAT Trade Times, the flagship publication of STAT Media Group, an international multimodal transport media house based in India.

Tleli Makhetha, SAA Cargo’s general manager said: “It is an honour to be the winner in this category and we are humbled by the recognition received from the air cargo industry. The award will encourage us to work even harder to ensure that all our customers’ needs are met.

The publication has been recognising and awarding excellence in the air cargo industry since 2006, placing special emphasis on excellence in performance by air cargo operators.



The International Award for Excellence is instituted in various sectors of the air cargo industry. The award recipients were decided by the worldwide readers of STAT Times via an online poll that ran from 1 January to 31 January 2015.