Saturday, May 18, 2024

IAG Cargo beats record uplift on flight from Mumbai

IAG Cargo, the cargo division of the International Airline Group (IAG) uplifted 50 tonnes of cargo on a single flight on its long haul route from Mumbai to London operated by a B777-300ER aircraft in September – a record for IAG Cargo from India. The record cargo comprised of a mix of products including perishables […]

IAG Cargo Q2 2020 confident financial results

IAG Cargo has announced its Q2 2020 results, reporting commercial revenues of €369m over the period from April 1 to June 30, 2020, an increase of 33.1% on the same period in 2019 at constant currency. Overall yields for the quarter were up 224.7% to the same time last year at constant currency, reflecting the extra […]

IAG Cargo launches new FORWARD.PLATINUM loyalty programme for customers

IAG Cargo announces record-breaking fourth quarter

Today IAG Cargo launches its FORWARD.PLATINUM loyalty programme – a new scheme to reward customers with a revenue spend of €1.3m+ per annum. It joins IAG Cargo’s FORWARD.REWARDS scheme for SMEs, providing a natural progression for IAG Cargo customers as they grow, says IAG Cargo. FORWARD.PLATINUM membership is by invitation only and has been designed […]

IAG Cargo Q1 2020 financial results in double-digit fall

IAG Cargo today announced its Q1 2020 results, reporting commercial revenues of €246m over the period from January 1 to March 31, 2020, a decrease of 11.6% on the same period in 2019 at constant currency. Overall yield for the quarter was up 4.8% when compared to the same time last year at constant currency. […]

IAG Cargo keeps hundreds of tonnes of critical medical supplies moving

IAG Cargo is operating a global network of cargo-only flights to keep vital medical supplies moving across the world to support the fight against COVID-19. It is leading on co-ordinating efforts across International Airlines Group (IAG) airlines including Aer Lingus, British Airways and Iberia, to transport critical goods like personal protective equipment (PPE), hand sanitiser […]

Cometh the hour, cometh the solution

ACW caught up with John Cheetham, Chief Commercial Officer at IAG Cargo, about how the Group is responding to this most extraordinary crisis. ACW: When there is a vaccine for Coronavirus, would you anticipate an uptick in pharma traffic from the medicine? As and when a vaccine becomes available we will be working to ensure […]

IAG Cargo flies drones in the warehouse

IAG Cargo has successfully trialled autonomous drone technology within its warehouse facility in Madrid to automate freight checks. Conducted using technology developed by drone software start-up FlytBase, the trials came after IAG Cargo found it was spending an average of 6,500 hours each year recording barcodes and location data of freight across individual warehouses. With […]

IAG Cargo revenue falls as market weakens

Revenue and tonnage have fallen for IAG Cargo as the market weakened, but demand for premium products has remained robust. Third quarter cargo revenue was down 7.2% to €269 million, and sold cargo tonnes were down 5.7% to 162,000. In the first nine months of 2019, cargo revenue fell by 2.6% to €825 million, with […]

IAG Cargo offers customers new end-to-end monitoring service

IAG Cargo announces record-breaking fourth quarter

IAG Cargo has announced a partnership with Seattle-based Cargo Signal to offer customers a new tracking service for cargo. Cargo Signal is a sensor-based logistics platform that uses Internet of Things (IoT) technology to improve decision-making, tracking and efficiency of air cargo. The service provides customers with enhanced end-to-end monitoring and notification features, using cellular […]

Camilo Garcia leaves IAG Cargo to join Freightos

Camilo Garcia has left IAG Cargo to take up the role of global vice president business development at Freightos Group. In his role, Garcia will be heading up airline relationships at WebCargo by Freightos, the business unit for digitising logistics service providers. Writing on the WebCargo by Freightos website, Garcia explained why he left IAG […]

Fresh products drive healthy growth at IAG Cargo

For IAG Cargo, Latin America is experiencing strong growth, particularly in the perishable, automotive and pharmaceutical sectors, regional commercial director for Latin America Rodrigo Casal tells Air Cargo Week. Capacity is being added to markets including Brazil to give customers more flexibility and availability. IAG Cargo also includes Florida in its LATAM region, and that […]

IAG Cargo revenue dips as market weakens

Second quarter revenue at IAG Cargo was €281 million, down 3.2% at constant exchange, with volumes remaining static as the air cargo market remains slow. Sold cargo tonnes were down 1.1% to 172,000 tonnes and cargo tonne kilometres were down 0.4% to 1,410 million. In the first six months of 2019, cargo revenue dipped by […]

BIFA Freight Service Awards open for entry

BIFA comments on UK budget

Entries are now open for the British International Freight Association (BIFA) annual Freight Service Awards competition. Now in their 31st year, BIFA’s Freight Service Awards are open to all members of the trade association, which represents UK companies engaged in the international movement of freight by all modes of transport. As well as encouraging and […]

Applicants wanted for IAG’s Hangar 51 programme

IAG Cargo is seeking applications for the 2019 International Airlines Group (IAG) Hangar 51 global innovation programme. Start-ups of all sizes and growth stages are invited to apply to join the accelerator programme, which aims to transform the aviation industry. Successful applicants will be offered 10 weeks working alongside IAG businesses as well as mentoring […]

IAG Cargo does more than taking a booking

There is more to moving pharmaceuticals than taking bookings, IAG Cargo is actively engaging with customers to provide solutions according to head of product, Daniel Johnson. He tells Air Cargo Week that volumes for its GDP approved Constant Climate product increased 25% in 2018 with substantial growth across the IAG Cargo network. Out of the […]

IAG Cargo’s Critical service goes 24/7

IAG Cargo has expanded its highest priority Critical product with the introduction of a dedicated 24-hour Critical Service Team. Based at IAG Cargo’s London Heathrow hub, the 24-hour team will support all service matters for the Critical product, overseeing the entire shipment journey including out-of-hours bookings, customer service advice and tracking. Shipments from last-minute orders […]

IAG Cargo launches relocation service

IAG Cargo has launched a relocation service for customer moving abroad, making it the first airfreight carrier to offer the service directly to consumers. Partnering with Santa Fe Relocation, IAG Cargo’s relocation service offers 24/7 support in over 67 different languages. A dedicated move specialist will be assigned to each customer to help every step […]

Premium products performing well for IAG Cargo

IAG Cargo announces record-breaking fourth quarter

Commercial revenue at IAG Cargo increased by 7.2% to €1.1 billion with a strong start to 2018, though growth slowed as the year progressed. Cargo increased by 0.2% to 702,000 tonnes with yields improving by 8.1%, with premium products performing well, with investments in a new Constant Climate Centre in Madrid, a Critical Service Centre […]

IAG Cargo opens Constant Climate centre in Madrid

IAG Cargo has opened a pharmaceutical centre in Madrid dedicated to its Constant Climate product for transporting time and temperature-sensitive pharmaceutical products. Work on the facility began in June 2018, which features two dedicated temperature-controlled chambers totalling over 900m2. The Good Distribution Practice certified facility will allow IAG Cargo to increase the volumes of temperature […]

IAG Cargo’s warehouses are smelling of roses

With events such as Valentine’s Day approaching, you wouldn’t want to present someone you love with a shrivelled flower. Daniel Johnson spoke to Air Cargo Week about what IAG Cargo is doing to ensure they arrive in perfect condition. With around 2,500 tonnes of flowers being transported across its network every year, IAG Cargo has […]

IAG Cargo launches pet transport service

IAG Cargo has launched a new pet transportation service on British Airways flights from the UK through its partnership with PetAir UK. The service helps to remove the stress of pet travel arrangements, with customers booking through Through the partnership, PetAir UK offers home pet collection services and can manage import permits, export documents […]

Hactl competition focuses on safety again

Hactl’s renowned International Forklift and Pallet Building Competition has once again taken place at the company’s massive SuperTeminal 1 facility in Hong Kong. It was the twelfth year of the contest, which is a key element of Hactl’s ongoing Safety at Work programme. Nine teams took part in this year’s competition: Air Canada Cargo, Air […]

Unions team up to submit unprecedented joint BA pay claim 

British Airways has allowed a employees to become disconnected from airline’s success, say UK trade unions Unite, BALPA and GMB. They have teamed up to submit an unprecedented joint pay claim in to the airlines. The three unions are working together to seek improvements to pay from January 2019, as well as enhanced profit-sharing arrangements and […]

IAG Cargo donates blankets to baby elephants

Ever wondered what happened to old airline blankets? In the case of IAG Cargo, hundreds get donated to help baby elephants. There are between 500-750,000 Asian and African elephants left, and their numbers are rapidly falling with 100 African elephants being poached each day for their tusks and meat. Since its foundation in 1977, the […]

Premium products drive Q3 growth at IAG Cargo

Revenue at IAG Cargo increased by seven per cent in the third quarter of 2018 with demand for premium products proving strong. Third quarter cargo revenue was up to €290 million, with yields measured in CTK rising 8.1 per cent to €20.44. When releasing results for the IAG group, it says demand in Asia Pacific […]

Why success is Critical for IAG Cargo

  It has been reassuring for IAG Cargo director of sales and marketing Camilo Garcia that the market has welcomed the group’s new highest priority product, Critical, this year. In just its first six months, the group saw almost 2,500 bookings, notes Garcia, promising a substantial number by year’s end. He says: “This is a […]

IAG Cargo selects finalists for Hangar 51 start-up programme

IAG Cargo has announced the finalists for this year’s Hangar 51 start-up programme, with the final three offering voice communication, analytics and video footage of ramp operations. Hangar 51 is a global innovation programme led by International Airlines Group (IAG) in collaboration with IAG Cargo, British Airways and Avios. Shortlisted start-ups presented their products and […]

IAG Cargo helps fight diphtheria outbreak in Venezuela

Following the outbreak of diphtheria in Venezuela, IAG Cargo has been busy shipping out vaccines to help fight the contagious disease. There have been 1,900 cases detected across 22 states, and in one shipment alone, IAG Cargo moved over 5.3 tonnes of the diphtheria vaccine from India working in partnership with Indian biopharmaceutical company, Biological […]

Revenue rises but volumes remain flat for IAG Cargo

British Airways Boeing 777-200

Revenue at IAG Cargo has increased 9.6 per cent in the second quarter of 2018 with higher yields making up for volumes remaining flat. For the period between 1 April and 30 June, commercial revenue increased 9.6 per cent at constant exchange rates to €281 million, with yields rising 10 per cent. Sold tonnes remained […]

IAG Cargo shows nerves of steel with Pittsburgh flights

IAG Cargo will add Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to its network with four flights a week from London’s Heathrow Airport from 2 April 2019. The Pittsburgh route, which will be the only direct flight from the UK to the city, will be operated by a Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner with a cargo payload of up to 14 tonnes […]