Air, Freight News

Lift-off for IAG-Qatar deal

[ August 5, 2015   //   ]

IAG Cargo has extended its capacity partnership with Qatar Airways, one year on from signing the deal that replaced its own all-cargo capacity. It also extends the number of destinations to nine routes. They include a new Shanghai to Madrid service and a new feed from Islamabad to the IAG Cargo network. IAG Cargo is also increasing the capacity it books on the regional routes covered by the Qatar Airways partnership.

By connecting to IAG Cargo’s wider network through its London and Madrid hubs, the new deal opens up routes between Asia, Europe and Latin America and will prove particularly beneficial for flows of garments from Pakistan and consumer electronics from Shanghai, says IAG.

IAG Cargo chief executive Steve Gunning, commented: “Through such agreements we are able to support our customers where they need us and drive network growth in an asset light way. This puts IAG Cargo in a strong position and allows us to focus on delivering the quality products and services our customers demand.”

Qatar Airways chief officer cargo, Ulrich Ogiermann, said: “Our collaboration with IAG Cargo has proved successful over the past year and this partnership continues to represent an excellent opportunity to develop our business strategy through mutually beneficial commercial agreements.”

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