IAG Cargo launches new services to Hong Kong connecting Delhi
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.