Krimson Aviation – Addis Ababa, Ethiopia’s flight provider, aircraft charter and consultancy – expects further growth after a record 2021. Founded in 2015, the company said it has become Africa’s largest company in support of geographic trail flights and airport services with a presence that has grown to 38 airports in 20 countries on the continent.
In tandem with the expansion in 2021, Krimson handled 1,143 flight-related operations and 274 ground claims, the company said, adding that this year, for the first time, 50 per cent of its business originated outside Ethiopia.
“The increase in customer diversity, the number of airports and the relocation of flights has been driven by the demands of Covid, increased business and a new set of customers, from medicines to the military,” said David Lema, CEO and founder of Krimson Aviation. “Our growth certainly demonstrates customer confidence in the Krimson team as well as in business aviation in East Africa and beyond.”
In the future, Crimson has plans to set up a number of new FBOs in East Africa, the report said. “There is no FBO in the region, but demand is high,” Lem said. “We have proven that our services are strong enough to continually grow our business, and now we want to turn that service philosophy into a physical presence through special FBO business aviation and related maintenance tools.”
Lema is also shifting his focus beyond Africa after being selected to participate in the European Business Aviation Association’s ambassadors program. This initiative brings together industry leaders in special seminars and forums to discuss the challenges and opportunities of business aviation in Europe. Lemma sees his involvement as a means to highlight best practices and flight management between the two continents.
https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/business-aviation/2022-02-16/krimson-aviation-expands-presence-africa Krimson Aviation is expanding its presence in Africa