Air forwarders see a digital future

Over half the respondents to an IAG Cargo survey said that increased automation and digitalisation were the most important trends in the air freight industry while 81% expect technological change to have a positive impact on their business IAG Cargo shared the findings from a global survey of more than 400 freight forwarders in 47 countries on perceptions of the air cargo industry on 1 August in Cargo Next, which identifies ... [+]

Ideas wanted to transform air cargo

IAG Cargo is seeking applicants for its Hangar 51 innovation programme, aimed at finding start-ups with ideas or products to transform the aviation industry. Start-ups with ideas for transforming cargo services are invited to apply to the 10-week mentorship programme. Successful candidates will compete for investment from IAG’s multimillion-pound fund. ... [+]

IAG Cargo sets up 24-hour team

IAG Cargo has set up a dedicated 24-hour Critical Service Team, operating seven days a week to support customers with urgent shipments. Based at IAG Cargo’s London Heathrow hub, the team will support all service matters related to the Critical product, overseeing the entire shipment journey including out-of-hours bookings, customer service ... [+]

All there in black and white

IAG is sponsoring a new exhibition at the national Gallery in London showcasing the work of artists including Rembrandt, Picasso and Richter who painted in nothing but black, white and various shades of grey. The carrier is also the exhibition’s official logistics partner, moving over 50 pieces of artwork from around ... [+]

Blankets for Africa

IAG Cargo has shipped four pallets of blankets and sleeping bags from London to Nairobi to help keep children warm in Kenya this winter. The carrier organised a charitable collection from across the IAG including over 400 cabin blankets and 150 crew sleeping bags. IAG Cargo worked closely with The ... [+]

Don’t try this at home (and definitely not at the airport)

No, not a British Airways safety video warning of the dangers of getting too close to aircraft engines - models Suki Waterhouse and Neelam Gill - were marking the debut of IAG/British Airways' first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner on its London-Delhi route. The new plane will offer up to 22 tonnes ... [+]

IAG’s dream comes true in October

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 ... [+]

Making up for lost time

Air Partner Freight has moved 250 tonnes of urgent cosmetics from Paris to New York on a series of chartered IAG Cargo 747-8 freighter flights. The broker's client urgently needed to transport 1,200 non-stackable pieces (1,500 cubic metres) from Paris to New York, to meet an urgent deadline. Thanks to ... [+]

IAG adds Africa and Israel flights

IAG Cargo, the freight business of British Airways and Iberia is increasing frequencies between Heathrow and Tel Aviv in Israel, Accra in Ghana and Entebbe in Uganda from the 2014 summer timetable. There will be a daily Boeing 777-200 on the Tel Aviv route, replacing an A321 aircraft. Entebbe sees ... [+]

IAG heads for the hills

IAG will offer cargo capacity on its new 787 passenger route from London Heathrow to Austin, Texas, from  March 2014. IAG Cargo, the freight business of British Airways and Iberia, will offer five flights a week to Austin before moving to daily flights on 3 May and will be the ... [+]

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