IAG Cargo is continuing to expand its network and re-open more routes.

It has now restarted regular services to five key African cities, namely Lagos, Cairo, Cape Town, Abuja and Accra, as the business continues to support global trade via its extensive worldwide network.

IAG Cargo has been serving cities in Africa throughout the summer, with daily services to Johannesburg and four weekly flights to Nairobi. The services to Lagos, Cairo, Cape Town, Abuja and Accra were paused because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but have now returned, providing daily cargo services using wide-body B777 and B787 aircraft to and from London's Heathrow.

The announcement marks an important step in the continued development of trade between these countries’ cities and the rest of the world via Heathrow. As well as providing a solution for the importation of much needed pharmaceutical and medical goods, these routes are a vital link for IAG Cargo customers who regularly export products such as automotive, electronics and machinery, in addition to high demand perishables, from Africa to the rest of the world.