Somalia minister has no role in KQ sales tender
Kenya’s Ministry of Transport has clarified that the Somalia minister in charge of Aviation Mohammed Abdullahi Salad has no role in awarding the tender for General Sales Agent for Kenya Airways in Somalia.
Kenya Airways had in November 2018 requested interested parties to bid for the General Sales Agency in Somalia territory.
“It is Kenya Airways and officials from the ministry who will follow due procedure to decide who to partner within the new market,” said a senior ministry official.
The request for proposals was advertised in the same month that Kenya Airways launched direct flights from Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) to the Somali capital Mogadishu.
“The addition of this route to our network demonstrates our commitment to improving connectivity on the African continent while creating new opportunities for corporates, investors, traders, and tourists,” Kenya Airways CEO Sebastian Mikosz said then.
He added: “We want to extend our network reach and make it convenient for our guests who work and invest in Somalia.”
Seeking a partner in Somalia, the national carrier said in a statement: “The proposition seeks to identify and engage competent and independent General Sales Agents to partner with Kenya Airways in the positioning and promotion of KQ Passenger Sales in the Somalia region.
The Agent will be expected to drive the following result areas: Sell KQ Passenger traffic exclusively, achieve agreed revenue targets, show commitment to the partnership by making a set and agreed level of investment in staff and other resources,” said national carrier in a statement.