IAG Cargo will begin cargo services on a new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner this fall. The aircraft will make five weekly frequencies on the London Heathrow-Delhi route, beginning October 25. By replacing a passenger-configured 747 on the Delhi service, IAG will be able to offer cargo customers around 17 percent more capacity per flight.
The 787-9 belly-hold capacity allows for seven pallets and 16 tonnes of cargo. Air conditioning systems on the aircraft will enable IAG to maintain a hold temperature to within one degree of accuracy, which will allow temperature-sensitive cargo to be transported safely, IAG said.