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Lufthansa launches freighter flights to Lagos

By Staff Reports on August 21, 2014

Lufthansa Cargo is starting twice-weekly MD-11 freighter flights to Lagos, Nigeria.

The Frankfurt-Lagos route will begin Sept. 15. Lagos is an important destination for the oil and gas industry.

Urgently required spare parts and equipment for oil production facilities can now be transported faster to Nigeria. This route will provide a total of 170 tonnes of capacity each week.

Following a brief stop, the freighter will fly on to Johannesburg. The return leg to Frankfurt will include a stopover in Nairobi. Another two weekly flights from Frankfurt to Johannesburg will also stop in Nairobi on the southbound flight.

“Adding Lagos to our freighter network considerably strengthens our involvement in West Africa,” said Carsten Wirths, vice president Europe and Africa at Lufthansa Cargo.

In addition, Lufthansa Cargo offers freight capacity on Lufthansa passenger flights to three destinations in Nigeria.