Tuesday, February 19, 2013

► NIGERIA: Cargolux to start Port Harcourt ops from early March.

Luxembourg's Cargolux (CV) has announced that it is to add Port Harcourt in Nigeria as a new destination on its African network. The inaugural service, CV7122, will be operated on 5 March 2013 with Cargolux’s Boeing 747 freighter. (Editor's note - whether this is the 747-8 or 747-400F is unclear).

Cargolux B747-400F (G Ferneda)
Port Harcourt's strong oil and gas traffic has seen increased demand for more direct flights with particular emphasis on heavy freight such as equipment and support-related items. In addition to flying heavy and outsized 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 (CV): Luxembourg – Lagos – Port Harcourt – Kinshasa – Nairobi – Luxembourg
  • CV7122 LUX2100 – 0315+1LOS0515+1 – 0625+1PHC0755+1 – 1015+1FIH1145+1 – 1715+1NBO 74Y 2
  • CV7123 NBO0200 – 1100LUX 74Y 4
Source [AirlineRoute]

Cargolux is viewing further expansion in Africa and expects new services to additional destinations on the continent during 2013.