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IAG heads for the hills

[ September 5, 2013   //   ]

Boeing 787

IAG will offer cargo capacity on its new 787 passenger route from London Heathrow to Austin, Texas, from  March 2014. IAG Cargo, the freight business of British Airways and Iberia, will offer five flights a week to Austin before moving to daily flights on 3 May and will be the only carrier offering a direct flight on the route.  The Boeing 787 Dreamliner used will be optimised for bellyhold cargo with air conditioning in the forward hold and heating in the rear and the service is expected to be of interest to high-tech trade flows from Austin’s Silicon Hills. The new route will also benefit businesses operating from Mexico, providing them with an additional means of shipping goods to their global markets.