Friday, June 21, 2024
May day for new services

May day for new services

May 1 marks the commencement of IAG Cargo’s new route between London Gatwick and Toronto and a new link between Wales and Qatar.

British Airways B777s will be utilised on the service, each giving some 18 tonnes of capacity.

Operated three times a week, the expected traffic from the UK includes pharma, machinery and agricultural equipment.

On the same day, a Qatar Airways A350 XWB will land at Cardiff International Airport after a non-stop flight from Doha inaugurating a daily service to the Welsh capital. Following the inaugural flight, the new service between Doha and Cardiff will be served by a Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

Industry observers point out that the debut flight is something of a “welcome in the hillsides” as the principality hosts the Airbus site at Broughton, where wings for the entire family of Airbus commercial aircraft are made.

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James Graham

James Graham is an award-winning transport media journalist with a long background in the commercial freight sector, including commercial aviation and the aviation supply chain. He was the initial Air Cargo Week journalist and retuned later for a stint as editor. He continues his association as editor of the monthly supplements. He has reported for the newspaper from global locations as well as the UK.

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