Bolloré extends air bridge between Europe and Africa
PRESS RELEASE – Against the backdrop of the Covid-19 pandemic, Bolloré Logistics is extending its special weekly cargo freight service between Europe and West Africa until 31 July 2020.
The WARA air service was established three months ago in response to the pandemic and the increased demand for air transport. Since the introduction, some 30 flights have been carried out moving 1,800 tonnes of goods intended for humanitarian aid, health materials and equipment, medical and food products, spare parts, telecoms equipment and other daily consumer goods.
The weekly service moves cargo between Bolloré Logistics’ airport hubs in Liège in Belgium and at Roissy Charles-de-Gaulle in France to the African cities of Abidjan (Côte d’Ivoire), Bamako (Mali), Accra (Ghana), Freetown (Sierra Leone), Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso), Conakry (Guinea), Niamey (Niger), Monrovia (Liberia) and Nouakchott (Mauritania).
The WARA Air Service will be maintained through 31 July 2020 and may be extended further if air freight capacity restrictions remain in place. The logistics provider says it is closely monitoring the pandemic situation worldwide, and notably in Africa. It has set up a crisis unit to find scalable solutions for emergency and other important transports.
The WARA Air Service is connected to the company’s global network and fed by similar charter programmes from Asia and North America, providing end-to-end solutions.
“In the 48 African countries in which we operate, Bolloré Logistics proposes alternative transport plans adapted to the needs of our customers. We are harnessing our integrated logistics network to ensure the end-to-end shipments of all types of goods to the most remote areas”, said Jérôme Petit, CEO of Bolloré Logistics Africa.