IAG Cargo has unveiled new routes for its next-generation B787 and A380 aircraft. The aircraft, which are being delivered to British Airways, will be deployed across a number of key routes in the IAG Cargo network throughout 2014, offering increased cargo capacity for customers as well as specialist features for the safe transportation of temperature-sensitive goods.
The B787 will launch from four locations on IAG Cargo’s global network, with the first flight leaving Hyderabad on 30 March 2014. After this initial route, the aircraft will service Chengdu starting on 5 May, followed by flights leaving Philadelphia from 5 June and Calgary from 5 July. In addition, the A380 will begin its service to Washington from 1 September and is set to start services to Johannesburg in February 2014.
Both aircraft are well-suited to the transport of highly sensitive goods; such as pharmaceuticals and perishables, IAG said. The B787, equipped with specified air conditioning capabilities in the hold, will prove beneficial to customers in the pharmaceutical manufacturing hubs of Hyderabad and Chengdu; ensuring stable conditions to export temperature sensitive goods from these regions. In addition, particularly with high volumes of electronics leaving Chengdu, the B787 aircraft also offers increased cargo capacity for shippers.