Tuesday, May 21, 2024

IAG moves to a Latin beat

IAG Cargo, the cargo division of International Airlines Group (IAG), has resumed its regular route between Barcelona and Chile for the first time since the pandemic, as it boosts its services to Latin America. Using a LEVEL Airbus A330-200 aircraft, the route will run four times a week directly into Santiago de Chile International Airport, […]

IAG Cargo trials new biodegradable film

IAG Cargo, the cargo division of International Airlines Group (IAG) is to trial new film to be used for wrapping transported goods, as part of its sustainability strategy. IAG Cargo is working with disposal company and film manufacturer Verpa Folie, who has developed this innovative solution of reduced-thickness polyethylene films with US based BioNatur Plastics. […]

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 Latin American service

IAG Cargo boosts Latin American

IAG Cargo, the cargo division of International Airlines Group (IAG), has announced that it has increased services to Colombia and Argentina from Madrid, whilst offering daily capacity between Sao Paolo and Buenos Aires. The business now services 17 destinations in Latin America from Madrid, London and Barcelona. IAG Cargo has particularly increased services to Colombia, […]

IAG Cargo launches biggest-ever recruitment drive

IAG Cargo announces record-breaking fourth quarter

IAG Cargo has announced it will be creating more than 500 new roles over the next 12 months in the biggest recruitment drive in the organisation’s history, in areas ranging from operations to transformation. This landmark recruitment campaign will support IAG Cargo to expand its cargo operation and meet growing customer demand. The business has […]

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 […]

Iberia go digital with Ramco

Global Aviation software specialist Ramco Systems announced that it will implement its flagship aviation software, Ramco Aviation M&E MRO Suite for Iberia Maintenance (Iberia MRO), one of Europe’s leading MRO service providers in IAG Group. Ramco Aviation Software will replace multiple systems to unify operations across Airframe Maintenance, Engine Shops, Component Shops & Supply Chain. […]

lAG Cargo and LEVEL restart two key Latin America pax-freighter services from Barcelona

IAG Cargo, the cargo division of International Airlines Group (IAG) and its sister airline LEVEL, have announced a return to regular services from Barcelona to Buenos Aires and Santiago de Chile – as the business continues to support global trade via its extensive worldwide network. The LEVEL services to Argentina and Chile were affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, […]

IAG Cargo sweetens Diwali for UK family

IAG Cargo, the cargo division of the International Airline Group (IAG), has surprised a family in London with traditional home-made Diwali treats, directly from their Delhi-based family. The gesture comes at a time when the business is gearing up for a busy Diwali period, when it transports tonnes of festive goods, including sweets, home-made treats, […]

IAG Cargo launches new Lahore service

Kenya airways signs codeshare agreement

IAG Cargo has started a new direct service from the UK to Lahore, Pakistan, starting from October 2020. The service will run year-round, four times per week from London Heathrow. The new service will strengthen IAG Cargo’s existing presence in Pakistan, which since 2019 has also included flights to Islamabad, which resumed service on September […]

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 […]

AllRead MLT to represent cargo at Hangar 51

Software start-up AllRead MLT will represent cargo logistics at International Airlines Group (IAG) Hangar 51 global innovation programme. AllRead is one of 13 successful start-ups chosen for the programme, offering cost-efficient software to simplify and optimise data extraction processes using machine learning technology. From 474 applications, 36 start-ups presented products and services to 250 senior […]

Virgin Atlantic to provide more choice at Heathrow

Virgin Atlantic wants to provide cargo customers with more choice by challenging IAG’s dominance at London’s Heathrow Airport. The airport handles over 70% of UK air cargo, totalling 1.7 million tonnes per annum, a figure that is projected to grow to three million by 2040. Over 30% of British trade flies through the airport, valued […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 makes minority investment in Norwegian

International Airlines Group (IAG) has confirmed it has made a minority investment in Norwegian Air Shuttle but will not say if this is the start of a full takeover. The airline group has acquired 4.61 per cent ownership saying “the minority investment is intended to establish a position from which to initiate discussions with Norwegian, […]

Cargo increases 5.6% across IAG airlines in 2017

International Airlines Group (IAG) has ended 2017 with cargo tonne kilometres (CTK) increasing 5.6 per cent to 5.7 billion, with growth across all of its airlines. At British Airways CTK was up by 6.3 per cent to 4.5 billion, while Iberia rose by 1.2 per cent to 1.1 billion and Aer Lingus by 22 per […]

Qatar Airways takes 9.61% stake in Cathay Pacific

Qatar Airways has acquired a 9.61 per cent stake in Cathay Pacific Airways Limited – adding to stakes it already has in IAG, Meridiana and LATAM Airlines Group. Both Cathay Pacific and Qatar Airways already collaborate together as members of the oneworld alliance. Air China Limited and Swire Pacific Limited together continue to hold 74.99 per […]

Air Berlin negotiations with Lufthansa and easyJet to continue

Air Berlin says negotiations with Lufthansa and easyJet will now continue until 12 October 2017 with the aim to takeover units of the German carrier. Air Berlin has received offers from Lufthansa for the subsidiaries Luftverkehrsgesellschaft Walter (LGW), the Austrian airline Niki and parts of Air Berlin, while low-cost carrier easyJet has submitted an offer to […]

Pharma and e-commerce help IAG Cargo revenue grow 7.6% in Q2

Commercial revenue at IAG Cargo increased 7.6 per cent to €260 million ($304.3 million) with growth coming from cross border e-commerce and pharmaceuticals, and strong regional performances in Asia Pacific and Europe. Overall yield for the second quarter was up 1.1 per cent at constant exchange, with volumes increasing 6.4 per cent and capacity growing […]

Premium products proving a success at IAG Cargo

British Airways Boeing 777-200

IAG Cargo’s Critical service has been described as a “roaring success” with some unexpected customers using it, commercial director David Shepherd (pictured below) tells Air Cargo Week (ACW). The premium service was launched on 3 October providing shipments an absolute guarantee to fly on the service booked. It is designed for time urgent shipments which […]

WFS names Clark as global head of safety & security

David Clark is to join Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) on 27 February next year as global head of safety & security. Clark will report directly to WFS’ chief executive officer, Craig Smyth, and be based in Paris. He joins WFS after spending more than 17 years with British Airways where he has held various senior management roles […]

Qatar Airways increases stake in IAG to 20%

Qatar Airways has increased its shareholding in International Airlines Group (IAG) to 20.01 per cent, reflecting the strength of commercial and strategic ties between the companies. Qatar’s stake in IAG is financial and the shareholding reflects the strength of commercial and strategic ties between the companies and its continued support for the ongoing strategy of […]

IAG Cargo sees first half revenue and tonnage fall

International Consolidated Airlines Group (IAG) has seen cargo revenue fall by 6.9 per cent in the first half of 2016 and tonnage has also declined. The cargo division, IAG Cargo has seen revenue fall to 503 million euros ($557.3 million) compared to 540 million euros in the first half of 2015. Cargo volumes have fell […]

Brexit: IAG predicts no long term impact, Heathrow calls for expansion

International Consolidated Airlines Group (IAG) predicts there will be no long term material impact on business following Brexit, while Heathrow Airport says the vote reinforces the need for a third runway. Following the UK public voting to leaving the European Union, there has been much debate on the impact to the country’s economy, with the […]

Qatar Airways increases shareholding in IAG to 15.01%

Qatar Airways has increased its shareholding in International Airlines Group (IAG) from 12 per cent to 15.01 per cent. Qatar had taken a 9.99 per cent stake in IAG in January 2015 and is hoping to increase further over time within non-European Union ownership limits. IAG is the holding company of Aer Lingus, British Airways, […]

IAG makes 1.5b euro profit despite cargo challenges

International Consolidated Airlines Group (IAG) has made a profit of 1.5 billion euros ($1.6 billion) with cargo revenue increasing despite volumes falling. IAG Cargo’s revenue increased by 3.2 per cent from 992 million euros in 2014 to one billion euros in 2015. Cargo handled fell by 2.6 per cent from 897,000 tonnes to 874,000 tonnes. […]

Finnair Cargo sees January recovery

Finnair Cargo has seen volumes increase by 14.9 per cent to 10,742 tonnes in January, putting its volumes near where it was in the same month of 2014. All areas of the world saw double digit increases compared to January 2015, with Asian tonnage rising the most, 16 per cent to 6,758 tonnes. European cargo […]