Starting next May, IAG Cargo will begin offering daily cargo services on the new British Airways passenger route operating between London Heathrow and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
According to IAG Cargo, created by the merger of British Airways World Cargo and Iberia Cargo in 2011, the route will be operated by a British Airways 777-200ER, which has belly capacity of about 12 tonnes of cargo on each flight.
Starting May 27, 2015, Flight BA033 will depart Heathrow daily at 20:15, arriving at Kuala Lumpur at 16:00 local time. The returning BA034 will leave Kuala Lumpur at 23:05 local time and arrive into Heathrow at 05:25 the next morning, enabling next-day connections to almost all 350 destinations in the IAG Cargo network.
Kuala Lumpur, one of the world’s busiest freight destinations, is an important global market for high-tech goods such as integrated circuits, chemicals and machinery parts. Malaysia is also a leading exporter of computers, phones and other electronic devices.
“Our presence in Kuala Lumpur is a real benefit to businesses in the region; connecting Asian enterprises to key markets in Europe, Africa, North America and South America,” said John Cheetham, regional commercial manager for Asia Pacific & India at IAG Cargo. “We are expecting strong demand on this important freight route as businesses across the region look to benefit from our network breadth and service excellence.”