Cargolux today announced that is adding Port Harcourt in Nigeria as a new destination to its African network. The inaugural service, CV7122, will be operated on 5 March 2013 with Cargolux’s Boeing 747 freighter.
Port Harcourt perfectly fits into Cargolux’s network as it has strong oil and gas traffic. Given the geo-political location, the oil and gas industry in the region increasingly demands more direct flights for its equipment and support-related items.
Flying heavy and outsized goods for these industries on its nose-door equipped freighters is one of Cargolux’s specialties and customers have long relied on the company’s expertise in this field. In addition to the heavy freight, Cargolux carries a range of consumer goods for the local consumer market.
The new service also connects Lagos, Kinshasa and Nairobi with Europe and offers convenient and efficient onward connections to and from all Cargolux destinations worldwide. Cargolux is viewing further expansion in Africa and expects new services to additional destinations on the continent during 2013.