IAG Cargo is predicting a busy summer schedule and has restarted cargo-only services to Hong Kong and Bangkok using B787-9 aircraft.
Daily flights from London Heathrow (LHR) to Hong Kong (HKG) have already started on 1 June, whilst flights between LHR and BKK from 24 May are being operated four times each week.
IAG Cargo anticipates that e-commerce will continue to be a major growth sector for the business this year, after it saw 32 percent growth for its priority service, which has become popular with e-commerce customers, the airline said. The group also flies pharmaceuticals, perishables and European supermarket goods into Asia Pacific.
“With summer shaping up to be a busy period for IAG Cargo and our customers, this airbridge is vital for the movement of e-commerce and perishable foodstuffs, which are in high demand throughout the year,” noted Daniel Byrne, Regional Commercial Manager UK and Ireland.