IAG Cargo launches new ser­vices to Hong Kong con­nect­ing Delhi

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Cargo, the cargo busi­ness of Bri­tish Air­ways and Ibe­ria, de­cided to ex­pand its op­er­a­tions in Asia Pa­cific with the in­tro­duc­tion of an ad­di­tional air-freighter ser­vice into Hong Kong. With this new ser­vice, IAG Cargo of­fers cus­tomers six freighter flights into the ter­ri­tory per week. The ad­di­tional flight was sched­uled to com­mence on a sched­uled ba­sis from Oc­to­ber 31 out of Lon­don and sup­port the two daily Bri­tish Air­ways flights into the ter­ri­tory. Ac­cord­ing to Steve Gun­ning, Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor, IAG Cargo, the ad­di­tional flight will be ser­viced by a Boe­ing 747-8 freighter and will de­part the Hong Kong air­port at 0605 on Satur­day morn­ings.

The flight to Hong Kong will stop in Frank­furt and will re­turn to Lon­don via New Delhi. “The ser­vice con­nects busi­nesses to IAG Cargo’s net­work of 350 des­ti­na­tions and helps them take ad­van­tage of high-growth mar­kets such as Latin Amer­ica, where IAG Cargo of­fers one of strong­est net­works on the mar­ket,” he said.

He also main­tained that the stop in In­dia is a huge ben­e­fit for their cus­tomers as the Hong Kong-Delhi route is vi­tal for a range of busi­nesses. With this ad­di­tional freighter, IAG Cargo now pro­vides the Hong Kong mar­ket with around 700 tonnes of freighter-lift a week, in ad­di­tion to the es­tab­lished line flights which can pro­vide about 200 tonnes.

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