IAG Cargo resumes services to key African destinations

By Rachelle Harry

Boeing 787-8. Picture by Stuart Bailey

IAG Cargo has resumed regular services from London Heathrow to Abuja, Accra Cairo, Lagos and Cape Town, following an announcement of plans to kickstart the services in August.

The resumed services, which were initially paused due to coronavirus-related passenger travel restrictions, are being carried out daily using widebody Boeing 777 and 787 aircraft to and from London Heathrow.

IAG Cargo said the service will enable the transportation of pharmaceutical and medical goods into Africa, as well as the export of automotive, electronics and machinery, and perishables to the rest of the world.

Darren Peek, regional commercial manager for Europe and Africa at IAG Cargo, said: “The return of these additional services is another positive development and means we are now flying to all the key destinations 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.”

In August, IAG Cargo added Nairobi and Johannesburg as network destinations.

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