IAG Cargo has begun its ‘modernisation’ programme as British Airways welcomes two next generation aircraft models to its fleet: the Boeing 787 and Airbus A380.
The aircrafts’ arrival marks the start of a 10 year fleet renewal plan that will see the delivery of 78 widebody aircraft to the group. The A380 arrived recently where it joined the two B787s British Airways took delivery of in June.
Replacing the B767 and B747 models, the new B787 aircraft offer increased cargo capacity and is 25 per cent more fuel efficient than airplanes of its size in use today. This will allow IAG Cargo to increase its capacity while controlling costs and better managing the environmental impact of its operations. On all existing B787 orders, IAG Cargo has specified air conditioning capabilities for the hold, which will prove beneficial to customers wishing to transport temperature-sensitive cargo, such as perishables or pharmaceuticals.