Africa West cargo airline leases second DC9 freighter


Africa West has leased a second DC9 freighter, as part of the cargo airline’s expansion plans that involve growing its scheduled destinations across West Africa.

The Lome, Togo, based airline’s most recent acquisition comes after it recently added Freetown and Monrovia to its route network. It now serves ten scheduled destinations across West Africa, while several other destinations are served upon request.
“This additional aircraft will help us in our commitment to continually enhance the services that we provide to our customers,” said Yannick Erbs, CEO of Africa West.
“Starting September, we will be able to accommodate increasing traffic and ensure faster connections to several destinations.”
“We, at Africa West, believe that Lome will soon become a world-class staging and hubbing point, as well as the gateway to West Africa. Adding to our fleet, and thus boosting our services, is one of our contributions to ensuring that this goal is realized,” he added.

Africa West operates freighter services from Europe, Asia and the Middle East direct to Lome; and has recently commenced new direct operations from the US and Milan with an MD11-F aircraft, with more services and destinations in the pipeline, which the company plans to announce in the near future.

Africa West was established in 1997 and is managed by Dubai’s GSA Global Investments, which recently acquired a 51% controlling stake in the airline.