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IAG restarts Far East cargo flights

[ May 31, 2022   //   ]

IAG Cargo has restarted cargo-only services from London Heathrow to Bangkok and Hong Kong to cater for an increase in consumer online spending. Flights operate daily to Hong and four-times weekly to Bangkok.

All are serviced by a B787-9 aircraft.

Since the start of the Covid pandemic IAG Cargo has completed over 250 cargo-only flights between London-Heathrow and Hong Kong. The early cargo-only flights in April 2020 mainly carried PPE, such as hand sanitiser and, gloves but there was then a major uplift of e-commerce traffic and as more people worked-from-home and upgraded their home tech set-ups.

Regional commercial manager UK and Ireland, Daniel Byrne, said: “Hong Kong and Bangkok are an important part of our network with goods manufactured in the Far East popular with consumers across the world. With summer shaping up to be a busy period for IAG Cargo and our customers, this airbridge is vital for the movement of e-commerce and perishable foodstuffs, which are in high demand throughout the year.”