IAG Cargo is increasing capacity between London and Africa and the Middle East in the coming months by adding new services and increasing plane sizes.
This winter, the carrier will add three more flights each week between London and Accra, Ghana, while flights to Entebbe, Uganda, are being raised from three to four times per week. IAG is planning to replace the Boeing 767 currently flying on the Ghana route with a 747 next summer.
IAG will increase capacity between London and Tel Aviv starting next summer, replacing A321 services with add daily Boeing 777-200 flights. Airline officials expect this increase in capacity to help satisfy demand from the pharmaceutical, technology and perishable sectors.
“The Middle East and Africa is a key market for IAG Cargo, especially when it comes to the movement of perishables, such as fresh fruit and vegetables,” IAG’s Tony Snell said in a statement. “With additional frequencies to and from these three strategic countries we will be well placed to take advantage of growing trade in the region, offering customers the specialist products they need for large volumes of perishables.” - Jon Ross