As of February 14, AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) has announced a new twice-weekly Boeing 747 freighter service to Africa.
AirBridgeCargo’s new flights are due to operate every Thursday and Sunday under an ACMI (Aircraft, Crew, Maintenance, Insurance) contract with CargoLogicAir (CLA) using CLA’s Air Operator Certificate (AOC) and flight numbers. The routing is planned to start at London Stansted (STN), UK via Frankfurt (FRA), Germany to Libreville (LBV), Gabon and onto Johannesburg (JNB) South Africa, returning to Stansted via Nairobi (NB), Kenya.
The flight schedule is expected to allow for connections with ABC’s existing network at its regional European gateway at Frankfurt Airport.
Robert van de Weg, AirBridgeCargo Airlines’ Senior Vice-President for Sales & Marketing, said, “The introduction of services to Africa is a big step for our company. For the last couple of years AirBridgeCargo has reached the ‘high-water mark’ of its organic growth model with its focus on its fleet, network expansion and consistently improving the quality of its customer service. We are now continuing our development by expanding into other parts of the world, including by means of partnership with other airlines. New points of destination and origin in Africa will provide our customers with direct service via ABC’s stations in Europe, Asia and the U.S. We are delighted to be working with CargoLogicAir as our ACMI partner to create these new opportunities for our clients.”