Air, Freight News

IAG’s dream comes true in October

[ July 13, 2015   //   ]

IAG Cargo will begin cargo services on its new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner on 25 October, on its five times weekly service between London Heathrow and Delhi. At seven pallets and 16 tonnes of lift, the new plane will offer around 17% more capacity per flight than the Boeing 747 it replaces. Air conditioning systems on the aircraft will maintain a regular hold temperate to within one degree’s accuracy, for temperature-sensitive pharmaceuticals through IAG Cargo’s Constant Climate product.

IAG Cargo chief executive, Steve Gunning, commented: “IAG Cargo is in the midst of one of the biggest fleet upgrade programmes in our group’s history. The B787-9 is at the heart of this transformation, delivering more cargo capacity than its predecessors more efficiently and making it well-suited to our belly-hold operations.”