IAG Cargo has unveiled new routes for its next-generation aircraft, the B787 and A380. Offering increased cargo capacity and cold-chain services, the aircraft will be deployed across a number of key routes in the IAG Cargo network throughout 2014.
The B787 will launch from
four locations on IAG Cargo’s global network. After its initial flight
leaving Hyderabad on March 30th, the aircraft will service Chengdu
starting on May 5th, followed by flights leaving Philadelphia on June
5th and Calgary on July 5th. The A380 will begin its
service to Washington on Sept. 1, 2014, and is set to start services
to Johannesburg in February 2014.
The B787, equipped with air conditioning capabilities in the hold, will provide customers in the pharmaceutical manufacturing hubs of Hyderabad and Chengdu with stable conditions to export temperature-sensitive goods, the carrier said. The A380 similarly offers a specialized service on board, being enabled with air conditioning in the forward hold and heating and ventilation in the rear hold.
“Today’s announcement highlights IAG Cargo’s long-term commitment to investing in the future of our fleet and cargo business. Our new capabilities, combined with our extensive global network, firmly positions IAG Cargo as a cargo business of the future. For our customers, this will mean even greater reliability for cargo capacity when transporting goods, as well as ensuring the efficient delivery of highly specialized shipments across the globe,” said Steve Gunning, IAG Cargo‘s managing director.