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Vaccine booster

IAG Cargo has transported 2.5 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines into Latin America and the Caribbean since January, including El Salvador, Mexico, Chile and the Dominican Republic through its Constant Climate cool chain product. In February it was announced that IAG Cargo has been appointed as one of the airlines to support UNICEF’s Humanitarian Airfreight Initiative to support the COVAX facility. [+]

Record uplift for IAG 777

International Airline Group (IAG)’s Cargo division has loaded a record 50,026kg of cargo on a B777-300ER from Mumbai to London. The cargo included fruits and vegetables, pharma and courier but it was the large amount of high density engineering goods that made the weight difference. Since the start of the pandemic, ... [+]

IAG to bring back Barcelona/ New York flights

IAG Cargo and Level, its low-cost sister airline, are to reintroduce Barcelona/New York services for passengers and cargo. There will be a weekly Barcelona – New York rotation utilising Level’s A330-200 aircraft from 11 September. [+]

IAG deploys warehouse drones

IAG Cargo has successfully tested autonomous drone technology not to deliver cargo but to help manage its warehouse in Madrid. Using technology developed by software start-up FlytBase, the accurately detects and reads AWBs and identifies empty slot locations, potentially saving around 6,500 man-hours a year.     [+]

IAG opens Madrid pharma centre

IAG Cargo has opened a new pharmaceutical centre in Madrid. With two dedicated temperature-controlled chambers totaling over 900m2, the Good Distribution Practice (GDP) certified facility will allow IAG Cargo to increase volumes through its Madrid hub, primarily serving the growing Latin American pharmaceuticals market, projected to increase by 9% per ... [+]

IAG goes back to Pakistan

IAG Cargo will start a new direct service from the UK to Islamabad, Pakistan, from June 2019. It will run year-round, three times a week from London Heathrow offering up to 15 tonnes of lift per flight. It also marks the carrier’s return to Pakistan after a number of years ... [+]

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. [+]

IAG to offer Pittsburgh flights

IAG Cargo is to launch a direct service from London Heathrow to Pittsburgh from 2 April 2019. It will run year-round, four times a week, operated by a Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner, with a cargo payload of up to 14 tonnes per flight.     [+]

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. [+]

Aer Lingus to fly Dublin-Seattle

IAG’s Aer Lingus arm is to start four-times-a-week services between Dublin and Seattle from 18 May. It will be operated by Airbus A330-200 aircraft with a maximum cargo payload of 16 tonnes. [+]

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