HADID Boosts Representation in Africa

June 03 2020


Hadid International Services (HADID) has expanded its network of supervisors/station managers across Africa with additional representation in five countries as it continues to advance its international presence. HADID’s new supervisor locations are Burkina Faso, Burundi, Namibia, Guinea and the Republic of Congo. 

Issa Zuriqi, Commercial Director at HADID commented, “Our new personnel 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 supervisory agents enables us to monitor our services and thus, offer consistently higher standards at competitive prices - even in difficult locations.” 

Mr Zuriqi further spoke on HADID strengths in Africa as a total solution for aviation services. “We have been serving commercial and non-commercial operators into Africa for decades. We have expert knowledge and offer a comprehensive range of services from permits and flight planning to navigation charges settlements as well as ground support services”. “It is a key region for HADID, we know this market very well. We have excellent relationships with the Civil Aviation Authorities, suppliers and our agents on-ground to facilitate seamless operations in Africa”, he said. 

With a firm foothold already in Africa, HADID is seeking to continue a growth strategy aimed at further bolstering its position. The company is dedicated to ensuring operators are confident in the region, and trust HADID’s capabilities. Chakib Boudjemaa, HADID’s Regional Business Development Manager for Africa, commented, “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 strategic partner with the International Air Transport Association (IATA), HADID is focusing considerable effort to promote the 4 priorities outlined for African Aviation - safety, cost-competitiveness, opening the continent to travel and trade, and gender diversity. HADID pursues a policy of empowering its local staff complement its regional knowledge and service delivery performance. Doing so improves efficiency as well as cost effectiveness.  

About HADID

Established in 1981 and Headquartered in Dubai, Hadid International Services (HADID) has evolved from a regional flight support company into what is now a worldwide provider for a full suite of aviation services as well as FBO and Executive Lounge facilities.  Included amongst its diverse clientele are commercial airlines, private operators, business leaders, heads of state, government agencies and non-governmental organisations.