IAG Cargo will see capacity rise with B787-9

IAG Cargo will begin cargo services with its new B787-9 Dreamliner this October, five times weekly on the London Heathrow-Delhi route. With belly-hold capacity of seven pallets and 16 tonnes of lift, the new aircraft will offer 17 per cent more capacity than the B747 it is replacing on this route.


IAG Cargo will begin cargo services with its new B787-9 Dreamliner this October, five times weekly on the London Heathrow-Delhi route. With belly-hold capacity of seven pallets and 16 tonnes of lift, the new aircraft will offer 17 per cent more capacity than the B747 it is replacing on this route.

State of the art air conditioning systems on the aircraft allow IAG Cargo to maintain a regular hold temperate to within one degree’s accuracy, making it perfect for the shipment of temperaturesensitive pharmaceuticals through IAG Cargo’s Constant Climate product.

Steve Gunning, CEO of IAG Cargo commented: “IAG Cargo is in the midst of one of the biggest fleet upgrade programmes in our group’s history.

The B787-9 is at the heart of this transformation, delivering more cargo capacity than its predecessors more efficiently and making it well-suited to our belly-hold operations.

“Through our investment in nextgeneration aircraft we will continue to be able to offer customers a diverse product portfolio that meets their requirements for extremely high levels of reliability,” he said.