IAG Cargo Q1 gets boost from India, pharma demand

U.K.-based IAG Cargo reported a 10.9 percent increase in commercial revenues over the first quarter of 2018, compared with the same period in 2017. CEO Lynne Embleton attributed IAG Cargo’s success to a buoyant market across Europe and the Asia-Pacific regions, and India particularly, as well as growing demand for its pharmaceutical transportation program, Constant […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • May 4, 2018

DHL Shanghai receives IATA CEIV-Pharma certification

Once unheard of in Asia, the CEIV-Pharmaceutical certification program is starting to establish beachheads, first in Singapore Airport Terminal Services (SATS), then at Changi Airport. Now DHL Global Forwarding’s airfreight station in Shanghai has joined the CEIV-certified ranks. The 1,650-square-meter Shanghai facility features 245 square meters of space for air-export temperature-sensitive storage. The facility is […]
  • Lewis King
  • April 14, 2017

IAG Cargo adds Madrid-Basel freighter service

IAG Cargo has launched a new freighter service between Madrid and Basel to meet the demands of Switzerland’s pharmaceutical sector. The route adds more than 29,000 kilograms of lift per flight, expanding capacity on IAG Cargo’s short-haul freighter network by 6 percent. The new service has been running on a trial basis since January. IAG […]
  • Lewis King
  • April 14, 2017

IAG Cargo to seek oil & gas traffic with New Orleans ‘Critical’ service

In expectation of higher demand for oil-and-gas equipment traffic, IAG Cargo said it will begin serving the New Orleans market four times a week, beginning at the end of March. The new route will be the only one flying directly from London Heathrow (LHR) hub to New Orleans (MSY). “This new route will add to […]
  • Randy Woods
  • October 24, 2016

IAG puts a premium on ‘Critical’ service

In an effort to capture more of the ultra-time-sensitive air cargo market, IAG Cargo will launch a new service next month, called “Critical,” which will focus on premium emergency shipments. The carrier also said it will build an expansion to its existing Premia freight facility to handle various premium products. The new Critical service, to […]
  • Randy Woods
  • September 22, 2016

IAG Cargo begins 787 flights to Delhi

The London-to-Delhi service announced in July by IAG Cargo has begun this week, using British Airways-operated 787-9 aircraft. Each flight has up to 22 tonnes of cargo capacity, which IAG said it hopes to fill with high-value cool-chain products from India’s growing pharmaceutical sector. IAG Cargo can now offer customers a weekly lift of up […]
  • Randy Woods
  • October 29, 2015

IAG opens two Ecuadorian pharma stations

IAG Cargo expanded its cool-chain footprint by opening two new Constant Climate stations in Latin America, bringing the total number of gateways in the region to 15. IAG said the additional stations make the Latin American Constant Climate centers one of the largest regional networks for the transportation of time and temperature sensitive pharmaceutical goods. […]
  • Staff Reports
  • April 27, 2015