IAG to boost pharma business in Latin America

Citing growing Latin American demand for pharmaceutical goods, IAG Cargo said it is introducing three new routes to Latin America. Beginning in the spring of 2016, IAG will operate direct flights from London Gatwick to San Jose, Costa Rica, and to Lima, Peru. Additionally, on May 15, 2016, IAG Cargo is scheduled to begin service […]

IAG, Exelsius to offer GDP training

IAG Cargo has made a point of training its own staff in the European Commission’s Good Distribution Practices (GDP) when handling life-science and pharmaceutical products. Now, it has stepped up its GDP efforts by forming the Good Distribution Practice Academy in collaboration with Exelsius, a cold-chain logistics consulting firm. With this program, the two companies […]

IAG Cargo increases short-haul reach via Vueling

Smaller European airports now have increased short-haul cargo service, thanks to a significant expansion by IAG Cargo subsidiary Vueling Airlines. The parent carrier has added 26 new Vueling destinations across the continent, bringing the total to 128 in Europe. The new stations have opened in medium-sized airports,  including Budapest, Düsseldorf, Helsinki, Nice Côte d’Azur, Stavanger, […]

IAG Cargo updates IT system

IAG Cargo has upgraded its software to Accenture Air Cargo Reservation systems, which the carrier said  will help improve functionality and performance by simplifying booking procedures and allowing adjustments as business priorities change. Gareth Sinclair, head of revenue management at IAG Cargo, said the new software will allow the carrier to be more flexible and […]

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 […]

IAG transports six white rhinos via A380

An A380 is not the first place one would expect to find a one-tonne rhinoceros, but IAG Cargo recently managed the feat on a flight from Johannesburg to Miami on Oct. 25. On British Airways’ first A380 flight from Joburg to Miami, IAG Cargo’s Live Animal division oversaw the safe transport of six endangered white […]

Skylink to handle cargo for IAG at Schiphol

  Skylink Handling Services B.V., the ground-handling arm of Rhenus Logistics, was awarded a three-year contract to handle cargo for IAG at Amsterdam-Schiphol airport. Skylink began servicing IAG Cargo Airlines Aug. 1. Representatives from IAG Cargo have been moved to the Skylink offices at Amsterdam-Schiphol. IAG Cargo’s regional manager for Europe said he anticipates that […]

Finnair adds capacity via London hub

Finnair, which recently established London Heathrow as its “third cargo hub” to better connect the U.K. with its Asian network, will add belly cargo capacity to its route between Helsinki and London Heathrow beginning Oct. 25. Finnair will operate three weekly frequencies on the route using an A340 widebody aircraft. The extra cargo capacity through […]

China Southern joins IAG’s Partner Plus

With the recent addition of China Southern Airlines to IAG’s Partner Plus program, there are now seven carriers in the partnership, including Qatar Airways, Japan Airlines, the Avianca group, American Airlines and Finnair. Partner Plus allows carriers to have better network interconnectivity by agreeing to interline on a commercially booked basis. Beginning this month, IAG […]

IAG Cargo, Qatar expand freighter-sharing deal

A year and a half ago, IAG Cargo decided to get rid of its freighter fleet and focus instead on sharing limited freighter capacity with other carriers. In recent months, the controversial decision may be showing signs of bearing fruit as the carrier announced commercial revenues of €259 million for the first half of 2015, […]

Cecil killing prompts trophy cargo policy review

Call it the “Cecil Effect.” In the aftermath of the illegal killing of Cecil the lion by an American dentist in Zimbabwe, airlines that carry “trophy kills” as cargo have come under pressure by organizations such as the Humane Society International. Now, Delta Air Lines, which had been a holdout, has agreed not to carry […]

IAG Cargo and Finnair share London-Helsinki run

Two airlines that famously gave up their maindeck fleets in recent years have just signed an agreement to share freighter service in Europe. In just over a year since IAG Cargo began a freighter-sharing arrangement with Qatar Airways, the British/Spanish cargo carrier has partnered with Finnair Cargo in a block-space agreement for frequencies between London’s […]

IAG steps up in e-initiatives

IAG Cargo has introduced a new e-booking service, with the initial launch in Spain. Forwarders using the service now have the ability to register online with a user-friendly interface. With its enhanced features, such as template bookings and auto-rating, IAG Cargo said forwarders can book shipments in less than three minutes. The Spanish rollout, IAG said, […]

IAG Cargo expands German network

IAG Cargo is adding Düsseldorf, Hannover, Stuttgart, Berlin-Tegel, Frankfurt, Munich and Hamburg to its EuroConnector network, with direct flights from those German cities to Madrid. The move, which boosts its German cargo capacity by 18 percent, will be carried out using the narrowbody aircraft on IAG subsidiary Vueling Airlines. The new frequencies mean 47 new […]
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