Feb 16, 2016: AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) has started new twice-weekly Boeing 747 freighter services to Africa. This latest route added to its air freight network opens up seamless connections to major markets in Africa for ABC’s customers in North America, the Far East and Southeast Asia.
AirBridgeCargo’s new flights will operate every Thursday and Sunday under an ACMI (Aircraft, Crew, Maintenance and Insurance) contract with CargoLogicAir (CLA) using CLA’s Air Operator Certificate (AOC) and flight numbers. The routing will start ex London Stansted (STN) via Frankfurt (FRA) to Libreville (LBV) and onto Johannesburg (JNB), returning to Stansted via Nairobi (NB).
The flight schedule allows for quick and easy connections with ABC’s existing network at its regional European gateway at Frankfurt Airport.
“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 US. We are delighted to be working with CargoLogicAir as our ACMI partner to create these new opportunities for our clients,” said Robert van de Weg, senior vice-president for sales & marketing, AirBridgeCargo Airlines.