IAG Cargo has announced improvements to its services operating between London Heathrow and the important Indian trade hubs of Hyderabad and Chennai. For the first time, both routes will be serviced by the B787; one of the most advanced commercial airlines in operation today.
Flights on the new craft will commence on 31st March in Hyderabad and from October in Chennai.
IAG Cargo has introduced the B787 to help support the booming Indian pharma industry, expected to reach US$27 billion in sales by 2016 according to consulting firm Deloitte. The aircraft has been optimised for bellyhold with air conditioning in the forward hold, making it ideal for shipping temperaturesensitive pharmaceutical products and will offer an increase in capacity following on from the B767, which it replaces on the Hyderabad route.
Alan Dorling, global head of pharmaceuticals & life sciences at IAG Cargo commented: “The pharma market has been one of the major Indian success stories of the past decade. Our Constant Climate product provides a hugely beneficial service to businesses operating out of this market, helping them to get their medications to market fit for use.
The B787 augments this service perfectly and makes it easier than ever for us to keep temperature sensitive pharma products at the right temperature during flight. We are confident that our proposition to pharma companies in India is one of the most advanced in the market.”