Every dog has its day at IAG Cargo’s Madrid facility

Pets travelling through the Madrid-Barajas Airport will benefit from a full veterinary check-up and a new 25-strong team of caretakers, with the launch of IAG Cargo’s enhanced animal handling facility late last week. Airborne animals in transit at the center will receive a veterinary check-up every two hours with staff continuously monitoring food and water […]

Goin’ Mobile: IAG Cargo wraps up The Who’s North American tour

See me. Feel me. Touch me. Move me… IAG Cargo just wrapped up a stint as the aviation roadie for legendary British rock band, The Who, on its 65-show tour across North America. The band will continue to tour at another planned 35 concerts around the world. Starting in Detroit, the North American leg of […]

IAG Cargo and Exelsius to hold GDP workshop in Dublin

IAG Cargo and Exelsius Consultancy have announced that the next Good Distribution Practice (GDP) Academy workshop will take place in Dublin, Ireland, Sept. 28-29, at the Radisson Blu hotel at Dublin Airport. The workshop focuses on the correct handling of temperature-sensitive pharmaceutical products, with an in-person visit to an airport. Participants will gain hands-on experience […]

IAG Cargo’s Heathrow-Kuala Lumpur route strong after year

IAG Cargo’s Heathrow-to-Kuala Lumpur route has exceeded expectations one year after being launched. The service has benefited from strong demand by manufacturers, high-tech shippers and pharmaceutical customers. David Shepherd, head of commercial at IAG Cargo, explained that there was “significant demand for specialist pharmaceutical transportation.” Shepherd added that “following significant investment, we are now able […]

Two routes become four in IAG Cargo’s Middle East expansion

Citing a growing economy in the Gulf region and an expected surge in traffic to Qatar for the coming World Cup football tournament in 2022, IAG Cargo said it plans to split two of its current routes to the Middle East region into four separate services. This year, IAG Cargo said it will split its […]

Qatar ups stake in IAG despite ‘challenging’ Q1 for cargo

In the face of what it is calling “challenging market conditions,” IAG Cargo said its commercial revenues for the first quarter of 2016 for 1.5 percent to €262 million, compared to the same Jan.1 to March 31 period last year. While cargo figures were unimpressive, IAG’s overall performance was strong enough for Qatar Airways to […]

IAG Cargo extends reach to tap South African perishables

To capture some of the booming perishables market in Africa, IAG Cargo has added three-times-a-week, London Gatwick to Cape Town service to its winter schedule, using a 777-200 aircraft, beginning Nov. 24. The new seasonal frequencies will supplement IAG’s thrice-weekly A330-300 Madrid-Johannesburg service, which is set to begin Aug. 1, and its existing London Heathrow-Cape […]

E-commerce leads to rise in narrowbody connections

When it comes to intercontinental flows of air cargo, the regional air networks in Europe have hardly played a role, as the bulk of this traffic that moves beyond the gateways is carried over the road to its final destination. However, as e-commerce demand booms in Europe, carriers have recently begun placing a greater emphasis […]

E-commerce leads to rise in European narrowbody connections

When it comes to intercontinental flows of air cargo, the regional air networks in Europe have hardly played a role, as the bulk of this traffic that moves beyond the gateways is carried over the road to its final destination. However, as e-commerce demand booms in Europe, carriers have recently begun placing a greater emphasis […]

IAG Cargo focuses on new year

Referencing 2015’s challenging market conditions, IAG Cargo reported just over €1 billion in cargo revenue for 2015, which was up 3.2 percent year-over-year. Yield was down 4 percent compared to 2014 while capacity was up 3 percent. “The airfreight industry experienced another challenging year with capacity exceeding demand,” said Willie Walsh, IAG’s CEO. “IAG Cargo […]

IAG Cargo trains 18 on GDP cool-chain practices

The latest batch of trainees from the GDP Training Academy, sponsored by IAG Cargo and Exelsius, have emerged following a two-day International Training Course held earlier this month in London. The program was the fifth training session held so far, involving students from Singapore, India and the U.K. Those attending the intensive session included representatives […]

Valentine’s Day means a whole lot of flowers

As the roses and tropical flowers flow north from Latin America – particularly from Colombia and Ecuador – for Valentine’s Day,  UPS plans to move more than 100 million fragrant blossoms. That’s enough to fill approximately seventy 767 cargo aircraft. More than 90 percent of imported flowers will pass through Miami International Airport, where UPS […]

CAS sees cool-chain benefits from MIA expansion

Since Consolidated Aviation Services (CAS) doubled the size of its cool-chain facilities at Miami International Airport (MIA) in 2014, CAS said it has already seen a return on its US$2.5 million investment, with throughput climbing to 70,000 tonnes in the first nine months of 2015 – a 400 percent increase on its volumes before the […]

Cargo facility at Ireland’s Shannon Airport on hold

Irish media is reporting that the planned expansion of cargo facilities for Shannon Airport, located on the west coast of Ireland, has been put under performance review for the first quarter of 2016. One source said plans for Shannon’s €20 million cargo hub have “crash-landed.” The Dublin Airport Authority signed an agreement with construction firm […]
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