IAG offers Spain-Senegal link

IAG Cargo launched a new route between to Dakar, Senegal and Madrid on 11 October, in response to increasing cargo demand to West Africa. It operates five times a week with an Iberia Airbus 330 and A350 with cargo capacity of 20 and 30 tonnes per flight. IAG Cargo said the new route would facilitate exports of electronics and pharmaceuticals to Dakar while inbound traffic would include perishables such as green ... [+]

IAG flies back to Tokyo

IAG Cargo has restarted year-round, three times per week direct flights from London Heathrow to Tokyo paused due to coronavirus. Tokyo is particularly significant for the export of pharmaceutical goods, on the carrier’s Constant Climate service. Area commercial manager for Japan and Korea, Alec Rayner, said: “Japan is an important ... [+]

First landing for Durban service

British Airways operated its inaugural flight between London and Durban King Shaka International Airport on 30 October. The route will be maintained by a Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner. [+]

Airlines urged to stand firm over lab animal legal challenge

Animal protectors Cruelty Free International is urging British Airways, United Airlines, China Southern Airlines and Qatar Airways to stand firm and maintain their policies not to transport laboratory animals afterthe National Association of Biomedical Research (NABR) lodged a formal complaint with the US Department of Transport (DoT) against them. The NABR ... [+]

BA to link Japan’s second city

British Airways/IAG is to introduce a four-times-weekly service between Heathrow and Osaka Kansai on 31 March next year, the only direct air route between the UK and Japan’s second largest city, it says. It will be operated by a Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner. [+]

BA to axe Iran flights

British Airways and Air France’s low-cost arm Joon are to end flights to Tehran in September, citing low profitability. Air France partner KLM has already announced that it is to scrap the flights. British Airways says its service from London to the Iranian capital was “currently not commercially viable” after ... [+]

BA to offer Colgne-Bonn link

British Airways is to launch seasonal flights between London Gatwick and Cologne Bonn  airport between 16 November 18 until 29 March 2019. The four times a week A320 flights will offer limited cargo capacity and will operate on Thursday to Monday inclusive. [+]

BA to fly to Durban in October

British Airways is to introduce six-days-a-week 787-8 flights between Heathrow and Durban’s King Shaka International in South Africa from 29 October.  According to the airport authority, Duban, which has recently attracted other long-haul carriers including as Qatar Airways , Emirates, Air Mauritius and  Turkish Airlines, has seen a 138% increase in ... [+]

BA owner ‘may buy Norwegian’

British Airways owner IAG has bought a 4.61% stake in the carrier, which was intended to establish a position from which to initiate discussions with Norwegian, including the possibility of a full offer for Norwegian, it said. However, no such discussions had taken place to date. The loss-making airline’s long-haul ... [+]

BA to go down home

IAG Cargo/British Airways is to launch a London Heathrow to Nashville service in May 2018. It will operate five times a week with a Boeing 787-8, bringing the total number of IAG Cargo-operated US gateways to 24. The aircraft will offer a cargo payload of up to 15 tonnes per flight. IAG ... [+]

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