Air, Freight News

IAG to open Gatwick-Cape Town route

[ March 24, 2016   //   ]

IAG Cargo will operate a new three days a week B777-200 service from London Gatwick to Cape Town, South Africa from 24 November. The additional service will run throughout the winter schedule and supplements the three times a week A330-300 Madrid- Johannesburg service, due to start on 1 August and the existing London Heathrow – Cape Town and Johannesburg services. The new Cape Town route will bring total flights to the country from both IAG’s London and Madrid hubs to 27 per week by the end of the year, with a weekly lift of up to 440 tonnes into South Africa. The extra capacity will benefit the buoyant perishables market in Africa.