IAG Cargo has restarted regular services to five key African cities – Lagos, Cairo, Cape Town, Abuja and Accra.
IAG Cargo has been serving cities in Africa throughout the summer, with daily services to Johannesburg and four weekly flights to Nairobi. The services to Lagos, Cairo, Cape Town, Abuja and Accra were paused due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but have now returned, providing daily cargo services using wide-body 777 and 787 aircraft to and from London Heathrow.
Darren Peek, Regional Commercial Manager for Europe and Africa commented:“ The return of these additional services is another positive development and means we are now flying to all the keydestinations in continental Africa we served prior to the Covid crisis, further supporting our customers in the region to stay connected with their trading partners across the world.”
The return of flights into these key routes will be especially welcomed by exporters seeking to serve consumer and UK retailer demand for perishable goods such as tropical fruits. Every year, IAG Cargo flies around 25,000 tonnes of perishables out of Africa through IAG Cargo’s Constant Fresh product, which ensures goods arrive at their destination in pristine condition.