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IAG sees Tel Aviv surge

[ April 8, 2014   //   ]

IAG Cargo has replaced the narrowbody Airbus A321 aircraft with widebody Boeing 777 aircraft on seven of its 14 weekly flights between London Heathrow and Tel Aviv, boosting cargo capacity ten times. The new aircraft can carry up to carry 18 tonnes on the Heathrow-Tel Aviv route and 16 tons on the Tel Aviv-Heathrow leg. As a result, IAG Cargo has increased capacity by 1000%.

Israel is a major manufacturing hub for pharmaceutical products and is seen as an important centre for the production of biopharma. IAG’s global head of pharmaceuticals and life sciences, Alan Dorling (pictured below), commented: “Our industry-leading Constant Climate solution is perfect for keeping pharmaceuticals at the optimum temperature, which is essential for the biotech and pharmaceutical market. Combined with the additional capacity we have just brought onto the route, we can offer Israeli pharma businesses reliable, specialist lift options that can connect them to their markets around the world via our Heathrow hub.”

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