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IAG’s new planes in service from March

[ December 11, 2013   //   ]

IAG’s new B787 passenger aircraft will go into service on routes from London Heathrow to Hyderabad on 30 March 2014, followed by Chengdu (5 May), Philadelphia (5 June and Calgary (5 July). Its new A380 will begin begin serving Heathrow/Johannesburg in February 2014 and Heathrow-Washington from 1 September.

IAG Cargo managing director Steve Gunning, said that both aircraft are well-suited to the transport of highly sensitive goods; such as pharmaceuticals and perishables. The B787 with its hold air conditioning capabilities will be particularly interesting for pharmaceutical exporters from Hyderabad and Chengdu and there will be increased capacity for high volumes of electronics leaving Chengdu.

The A380 similarly offers air conditioning in the forward hold and heating and ventilation in the rear hold.

IAG Cargo has released a film focusing on the features of the aircraft for the cargo industry:

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