April 12 - Panalpina has been informed by its partner MK Airlines that the carrier is temporarily suspending its operation due to a lack of adequate resources. According to MK Airlines it cannot maintain a service and safety level expected.

Panalpina and MK Airlines have been close partners for many years, co-operating mainly on the trade route between Europe and Africa.

Panalpina has secured sufficient capacity to guarantee its customers uplifts and highest service quality as usual. The company has worked out alternatives for the short, medium or long term ensuring a smooth service for all customers, said a company statement.