IAG Cargo has today announced that it will be able to offer additional cargo capacity to businesses in China. The capacity will be made available from March 31st and will be carried on a new passenger service operating between Shanghai Pudong International Airport and London Heathrow. The flights will offer widebody capacity on a Boeing 777 and will now operate on a weekly basis, increasing from six flights to seven. This equates to a potential additional capacity of 42 tons to the route.
Today’s news follows the announcement in January that IAG Cargo has cargo capacity available on a new thrice weekly service operating between Heathrow and Chengdu in south-west China. IAG Cargo now offers businesses in China increased cargo service availability, capacity and flexibility, helping to keep them connected to their global markets.
John Cheetham, Regional Commercial Manager for APAC at IAG Cargo, commented, “Our aim as a cargo carrier is to help facilitate global trade. At present a significant proportion of this trade is centred on the high growth market of China, so we are delighted to be able to offer additional capacity and increased availability on our Shanghai route. By ramping up its services to and from China IAG Cargo is doing all it can to help customers fully realise the economic potential of the region.”