Tuesday, May 28, 2024

IAG Cargo restarts cargo-only LHR services to Bangkok and HK

IAG Cargo announces it is restarting its cargo-only services between London Heathrow -Hong Kong and has restarted its cargo-only London Heathrow-Bangkok service as consumer spending continues to accelerate. Daily flights from London Heathrow-Hong Kong will restart on 1 June and four-times weekly flights between London Heathrow – Bangkok restarted on 24 May. Since the start […]

IAG Cargo launches two new routes from Madrid direct to Dallas and Washington DC

IAG Cargo, the cargo division of International Airlines Group (IAG), touched down in Dallas and Washington DC on 1 June 2022 from Madrid Barajas airport, marking the inaugural routes with the welcoming of a water cannon salute to commemorate the significance of both new routes. The new routes will be utilising the belly capacity of an […]

IAG Cargo and Kuehne+Nagel early adopters of UK SAF

Kuehne+Nagel to reduce emissions by purchasing eight million litres of sustainable aviation fuel. The delivery will be over 2022 and will remove approximately 18,300 tonnes of CO2, which is the equivalent of 150 British Airways flights between London and New York. The SAF, manufactured from sustainable waste feedstocks, will be sourced from Phillips 66 Limited’s […]

IAG Cargo’s loyalty programme FORWARD.REWARDS celebrates five years

IAG Cargo, the cargo division of International Airlines Group is celebrating the fifth birthday of its loyalty programme FORWARD.REWARDS. IAG Cargo launched its loyalty programme in 2017 with the objective to reward small and medium sized freight forwarders and was the first rewards programme in the air cargo sector. A year later FORWARD.REWARDS won first […]

IAG Cargo strong Q1 financial results shows confident start to 2022

IAG Cargo, the cargo division of IAG (International Airlines Group) reports its financial results for Q1 2022, with revenues of €432 million for the period from January 1 to March 31 2022. The results are a reflection of how IAG Cargo’s growing network has supported international trade, as the global economy recovers from the pandemic. […]

Hola and Hi! as IAG Cargo beefs up USA services from Spain

IAG Cargo, the cargo division of International Airlines Group (IAG), has increased its operations from Spain to the USA, which is now over 120 weekly connections. This represents a 40% increase in connections since March.  The newly launched schedule offers regular connectivity between Madrid and Los Angeles, Boston, and Chicago, with flights to New York […]

IAG Cargo boosts Barcelona, new LAX route to Los Angeles and re-starts SFO

IAG Cargo, the cargo division of International Airlines Group (IAG) has launched a new route between Barcelona (BCN) and Los Angeles (LAX) as well as re-starting their popular route between Barcelona and San Francisco (SFO), for the first time since the end of September 2021. The routes operated by LEVEL from Barcelona run up to […]

IAG Cargo transports 125 tonnes of aid for Ukraine

In recent weeks, IAG Cargo, the cargo division of International Airlines Group, is working with leading charities including the Red Cross, Project Hope and SEPLA Ayuda and its sister airlines Iberia, British Airways and Vueling to transport aid for Ukraine. To date, the business has donated capacity to transport 125 tonnes of aid, including blankets, […]

IAG Cargo announces record-breaking Q4 and 2021 results

IAG Cargo, the cargo division of IAG (International Airlines Group), reports record financial results for 2021, with annual revenues of €1,673 million for the period from January 1 to December 31 2021. The results reflect the surging demand for air cargo capacity as global trade rebounds. The 2021 revenues represent an increase of 30 per […]

IAG Cargo announces new cargo route direct from Madrid to Dakar

IAG Cargo announces today a new direct route to Dakar, Senegal from Madrid as the company responds to increasing demand for the transportation of goods to West Africa. In total IAG Cargo now services over 25 flights a week to the region, flying directly to Accra in Ghana as well as Lagos and Abuja in Nigeria from […]

IAG Cargo’s new leadership hires

IAG Cargo new hires

IAG Cargo, the cargo division of International Airlines Group (IAG) have made new key customer-focused appointments to its leadership team. Pat Dobie, previously chief transformation officer, is appointed chief customer and infrastructure officer. George Efkolodis joins the business as head of customer experience, with over 20 years’ experience in the aviation industry. These appointments underline […]

IAG Cargo reaches 10 million vaccine milestone

IAG Cargo, the cargo division of International Airlines Group (IAG) has transported over 10 million COVID vaccines, supporting global efforts in the fight against COVID-19. This includes a 4 million dose shipment to Abuja, Nigeria in collaboration with UNICEF and its COVAX initiative and 300,000 doses to Jamaica, donated by the UK government.  The Abuja […]

IAG Cargo experiences record quarter on its 10th anniversary

Today IAG Cargo, the cargo division of International Airlines Group (IAG), reports strong Q2 revenue amid a confident outlook for the cargo business and in-line with an improved air-cargo market. IAG Cargo achieved revenues of €419 million from April 1 to June 30 2021; an increase of 17.3 per cent at constant currency versus the […]

IAG Cargo: new route Spain and Maldives

Today IAG Cargo the cargo division of International Airlines Group (IAG). has launched a new direct service to Madrid, Spain to Male, capital of the Maldives. The service will run three times per week from Madrid-Barajas. IAG Cargo’s extensive global network will allow customers in the Maldives and nearby Sri Lanka seeking to transport essential goods, […]

Shepherd’s the man for IAG Cargo

IAG Cargo, the cargo division of International Airlines Group (IAG) has appointed David Shepherd as managing director. Shepherd, who is joining from Aer Lingus, is well known in the industry having previously held a variety of leadership roles at IAG Cargo including the positions of commercial director and director of digital ventures. Shepherd will report […]

Kuehne+Nagel and IAG Cargo complete the first net zero carbon charter chain

Kuehne+Nagel and IAG Cargo completed a chain of 16 charter flights from Stuttgart to Atlanta fully carbon neutral after securing initial 1.2 million litres of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF). This collaboration marks the first time ever that such a charter chain is operated with net zero carbon emissions. The entire project utilised aircraft primarily suited for […]

IAG Cargo reports strong Q1 2021 financial results

Today IAG Cargo has reported its Q1 financial results with cargo markets still impacted by the pandemic. Revenues of €350 million were achieved from January 1 to 31 March 2021; an increase of 50% at constant currency versus the same period last year. Overall yield for the quarter was also up 106% at constant currency […]

John Cheetham: In my opinion…

John Cheetham, chief commercial officer, IAG Cargo, on harnessing the momentum from a strong 2020. At the start of 2020, we could never have predicted the sudden impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the air cargo sector or how our business would have responded to the extraordinary changes it brought about. And yet, as we […]

IAG Cargo records biggest Kenya uplift on Boeing 777-300 flight

IAG Cargo, the cargo division of International Airlines Group (IAG) uplifted 53,793 kgs of cargo on a cargo-only flight from Nairobi, Kenya to London-Heathrow operated by a British Airways B777-300 aircraft in March – a record for Kenya. The record cargo-only flight comprised of a mix of products including perishables, such as tropical fruits and […]

BARIG partners with Kröner Medizintechnik

In view of the COVID-19 pandemic and the safety and hygiene concepts for air traffic, that have already been successfully introduced since the beginning of 2020, the Board of Airline Representatives in Germany (BARIG) is expanding its business partnerships. With the new section “Health Care,” the association creates an additional opportunity for the more than […]

IAG Cargo reports strong financial results for 2020

IAG Cargo announces record-breaking fourth quarter

IAG Cargo today announced its 2020 full year results, reporting commercial revenues of €1,306 million over the period from January 1 to December 31 2020, an increase of 18.5% on 2019 at constant currency.   Overall yields for the year were up 94.6% on the same time last year at constant currency. Sold tonnes were down 34.9% […]

IAG celebrates 2 year anniversary Euro Pharmaceutical centre

IAG Cargo has celebrated the two-year anniversary of its pharmaceutical centre in Madrid, which is dedicated to its Constant Climate product for transporting temperature-sensitive pharmaceutical products. The Centre has played a key role in the COVID-19 vaccine rollout and recently dispatched its 30th COVID-19 vaccine shipment. Since opening in 2019, the IAG Cargo pharmaceutical centre in Madrid […]

New faces join the IAG Cargo commercial team

IAG Cargo has announced two new appointments to its commercial team. Daniel Byrne and Freddie Overton have been promoted to Regional Commercial managers. The internal promotions see Daniel Byrne appointed Regional Commercial Manager for UK & Ireland from his prior role as Area Sales Manager for the same region; and Freddie Overton appointed Regional Commercial Manager […]

IAG Cargo celebrates 1000th charter flight

IAG Cargo ended 2020 with the departure of its 1000th charter flight since March that year. The new charter flights were introduced during the COVID-19 pandemic and utilise aircraft from the Group that would, in normal times, not be available. The 1000th flight from London Heathrow to Los Angeles Airport was on a B777-200 and included […]

IAG transports record numbers of cherries

IAG Cargo, the cargo division of International Airlines Group (IAG), has transported record numbers of Argentinean and Chilean cherries, supporting this year’s season so far with special charters from Santiago de Chile to London Heathrow. Cherries are a popular fruit in the UK over the winter and Christmas season, and last week saw the latest […]

IAG resumes UK to South Korea route

IAG Cargo, the cargo division of International Airlines Group (IAG) has announced a return of its direct service from the United Kingdom to South Korea. A route that was paused due to the pandemic. South Korea is a high growth market for UK exports, and is one of the largest exporters in the world, with […]

IAG Cargo reports strong Q3 2020

IAG Cargo today announced its Q3 2020 results, reporting commercial revenues of €302m  over the period from July 1 to September 30, 2020, an increase of  14.1% on the same period in 2019 at constant currency.  Overall yields for the quarter  were up 113.4% on the same time last year at constant currency, reflecting the […]

IAG appoints new head of sales

IAG Cargo, the cargo division of International Airlines Group (IAG) is strengthening its commercial leadership team with the appointment of a new head of sales. The internal promotion sees Darren Peek appointed to the newly created role of head of sales from his prior role as regional commercial manager for Europe & Africa. Peek has […]

IAG Cargo restarts London to Tokyo

IAG Cargo has restarted its direct service from the United Kingdom to Tokyo. The service will run year-round, three times per week from London Heathrow. Restoring the London – Tokyo service, which was paused due to coronavirus, will be welcomed by IAG Cargo’s customers on both sides of the Pacific. Tokyo is particularly significant for […]

IAG Cargo boosts Africa connections with five restarts

IAG Cargo continues to expand its network and re-open more routes. It has now restarted regular services to five key African cities – Lagos, Cairo, Cape Town, Abuja and Accra – as the business continues to support global trade via its extensive worldwide network. IAG Cargo has been serving cities in Africa throughout the summer, with daily services to […]