February 16 - AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) has begun twice-weekly Boeing 747 freighter services to Africa under an ACMI (aircraft, crew, maintenance and insurance) contract with the new British all-cargo airline CargoLogicAir (CLA).

ABC's new flights will operate every Thursday and Sunday using CLA's air operator certificate (AOC) and flight numbers.

The routing will start at London Stansted before heading to Libreville via Frankfurt, onto Johannesburg and returning to Stansted via Nairobi.

"The introduction of services to Africa is a big step for our company," said ABC senior vice president for sales and marketing, Robert van de Weg.

"New points of destination and origin in Africa will provide our customers with direct service via ABC's stations in Europe, Asia and the US."