Air, Freight News

BA to go down home

[ August 15, 2017   //   ]

IAG Cargo/British Airways is to launch a London Heathrow to Nashville service in May 2018. It will operate five times a week with a Boeing 787-8, bringing the total number of IAG Cargo-operated US gateways to 24.

The aircraft will offer a cargo payload of up to 15 tonnes per flight.

IAG Cargo commercial director, David Shepherd, said: “While we have an excellent number of entry points into the US, particularly on the east and west coasts, Nashville is an important addition for our customers based in the south east of the country. Tennessee has a burgeoning automotive industry and we anticipate that this new capacity will be welcomed by businesses looking to move spare auto parts into Europe and beyond.”

In the 2018 summer schedule IAG Cargo will also increase its flights to Philadelphia and Phoenix to ten per week, a 34% and 43% increase in capacity respectively.

Thomas Cook Airlines meanwhile revealed plans for a new route from Manchester to Seattle in its long haul-flight programme for Summer 2018, making the northern airport the only one in the UK with a direct service to the west coast US city. It will operate on Thursdays and Sundays, using an A330-200 passenger aircraft.

The flight is for far only planned for the Summer programme, between May and September.

David Shepherd
(Picture by Nick Morrish/British Airways)

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