EUROPE & CIS: Lufthansa Cargo expands Africa services

Lufthansa Cargo has announced it is offering seven new destinations in Africa in cooperation with the Kenyan cargo carrier Astral Aviation. Under the accord with the Kenyan airline, Lufthansa Cargo MD11 freighters will fly cargo to Nairobi from where it will be distributed to five other African states on freighters operated by Astral Aviation. These […]


Lufthansa Cargo has announced it is offering seven new destinations in Africa in cooperation with the Kenyan cargo carrier Astral Aviation. Under the accord with the Kenyan airline, Lufthansa Cargo MD11 freighters will fly cargo to Nairobi from where it will be distributed to five other African states on freighters operated by Astral Aviation.

These five destinations include: Bujumbura (BJM) in Burundi; Dar Es Salaam (DAR) in Tanzania; Mwanza (MWZ) in Tanzania; Juba (JUB) in Sudan; and Zanzibar (ZNZ) in Tanzania. Further capacities are also available to Uganda – Entebbe (EBB) and Kigali (KGL).

Astral Aviation has been operating in the African market since 2001 with a fleet of DC9 and Fokker 27 freighters as well as Antonov 12 and Cessna Caravan aircraft. From its dual hubs at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi and the airport of the north-Kenyan city of Lokichoggio, the African carrier serves a total of 50 African destinations.