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Etihad goes to West Africa

[ November 14, 2012   //   ]

Etihad Cargo re-introduced a weekly, 124-tonne capacity 747-400 freighter service from Abu Dhabi to Lagos, Nigeria on 15 November along with 16 new interline destinations across West Africa. The network consists of Libreville (Gabon), Pointe-Noire (Congo-Brazzaville), Malabo (Equatorial Guinea), Douala (Cameroon), Accra (Ghana), Abidjan (Cote d’Ivoire), Nouakchott (Mauritania), Conakry (Guinea), Bamako (Mali), Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso), Cotonou (Benin), Monrovia (Liberia), Freetown (Sierra Leone), Port Harcourt (Nigeria) and Kinshasa (Democratic Republic of Congo).

The Abu Dhabi-Lagos freighter service will operate every Thursday and connections are available via Abu Dhabi from the UK and Europe, said the carrier.

Etihad Airways already operates six weekly Airbus A330 passenger services between the two cities.

Etihad Cargo’s existing African freighter destinations include Johannesburg, Nairobi, Khartoum, Benghazi, Tripoli, Cairo, Casablanca, Addis Ababa and Eldoret.