IAG Cargo to launch route connecting U.K. to Pakistan

This week, United Kingdom-based IAG Cargo said it will launch a direct route from its London Heathrow (LHR) hub to Islamabad, Pakistan, to begin next spring, in a move to increase its connections between Europe and Southeast Asia. The service will launch in June 2019 and run three times a week, year-round, offering 15 tonnes […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • December 19, 2018

Virgin Atlantic adds frequency to South Africa for automotive, perishable goods

Citing a rise in demand for automotive and perishable goods in South Africa, Virgin Atlantic Cargo has added a second daily 787-9 widebody service connecting London and Johannesburg. According to Virgin, cargo volumes between the United States and South Africa, via London Heathrow (LHR), have seen an 8 percent rise through the first eight months […]
  • Randy Woods
  • November 2, 2018

LATAM Cargo expands pharma-handling services in London

Chile-based LATAM Cargo is expanding its footprint in the European pharmaceutical sector, adding its “pharma passive” service in London Heathrow Airport (LHR) – a pharma-specific infrastructure that sustains the product in a 15° to 25°C range. The carrier already operates its “pharma active” service through the LHR hub, which protects commodities in the -20° to […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • October 4, 2018

Virgin Atlantic Cargo volumes up 3 percent in first half of 2018

Virgin Atlantic Cargo reported a 3 percent year-over-year increase in cargo volumes during the first half of 2018, to 116,300 tonnes. Some highlights that contributed to the growth in volumes include the opening of its Pharma Zone at London Heathrow (LHR) during the fourth quarter of 2017 and confirmation of the airline’s Good Distribution Practice […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • September 27, 2018

American Airlines has record-breaking Q2, but proceeds with caution

The cargo arm of the traditionally passenger-focused American Airlines increased its second quarter freight volume by 10 percent to 158,757 tonnes compared to the same period last year, according to its recent quarterly statement. The airline said this marks its best June performance in more than 10 years, standing out among many carriers that saw […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • August 9, 2018

IAG Cargo to launch ‘only direct flight’ from LHR-PIT

U.K.-based IAG Cargo, the airfreight arm of the IAG Group, released news of its plans to launch “the only direct flight” from Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Pittsburgh Airport (PIT) in the United States – service that will commence on April 2 of next year, to operate four times per week, year-round. The export-oriented U.S. hub […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • July 30, 2018

SEKO to open London facility to handle U.K.-E.U. e-commerce

U.S.-based SEKO Logistics released news of its plan to open a 22,000-square-foot facility in London, catering to its cross-border e-commerce clients moving product through the hub. This will be the ninth facility the 3PL will operate in the U.K., citing the region as is the third-largest e-commerce market in the world, and SEKO’s largest market […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • July 6, 2018

U.K. airfreight groups again call for action on London Heathrow expansion

Pressure is being turned up again this week on Parliament in the U.K. to move forward on the planned third-runway expansion of London Heathrow Airport (LHR), as two airfreight groups called for action as soon as possible to relieve congestion caused by limited capacity. Robert Keen, director general of the British International Freight Association (BIFA) […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • March 23, 2018

London Heathrow reports record-breaking freight numbers for January

London Heathrow Airport (LHR) got off to an optimistic start in 2018, reporting today that it tallied a new record in cargo volume for January, with a year-over-year increase of a 6.9 percent in metric tonnes of cargo moved for the month. These positive figures suggest that forecasts of continued growth in early 2018 for […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • February 12, 2018

AA Cargo road-feeder services open new markets in Europe

Expanded road-feeder services from across Europe into London Heathrow (LHR) are adding almost 4.5 million tonnes of additional freight into American Airlines Cargo bellyholds per month, making the Dallas/Ft Worth-based carrier a formidable contender in Europe – even in markets where it doesn’t have airlift. AA Cargo has expanded its European trucking network this summer, […]
  • Lewis King
  • July 28, 2017