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IAG Cargo to increase capacity on Indian routes

By Staff Reports on March 17, 2014

IAG Cargo’s services between London Heathrow and the Indian trade hubs of Hyderabad and Chennai will be serviced by the B787 starting March 31 in Hyderabad and in October in Chennai.

IAG Cargo has introduced the B787 to help support the booming Indian pharma industry. The aircraft will offer an increase in capacity from the B767, which it replaces on the Hyderabad route.

“The pharma market has been one of the major Indian success stories of the past decade,” Alan Dorling, global head of pharmaceuticals and life sciences at IAG Cargo, said. “Our Constant Climate product provides a hugely beneficial service to businesses operating out of this market, helping them to get their medications to market fit for use. The B787 augments this service perfectly and makes it easier than ever for us to keep temperature sensitive pharma products at the right temperature during flight.”

This follows an increase in flight frequencies to Hyderabad from six per week to daily in October 2013. Combined with the greater capacity of the B787, this increase in frequency has led to a 250 percent increase in capacity on the London-Hyderabad route since this time in 2013.

IAG Cargo has also announced that starting October, it will offer daily service to Chennai from its present service of six flights per week.