IAG Cargo to increase flights on African routes

IAG BA World CargoIAG Cargo is the freight business of British Airways and Iberia. (Image source: Milad A380/Wikimedia Commons)IAG Cargo has announced it will increase the number of flights it makes between London Heathrow and Africa

IAG, the freight business of British Airways and Iberia, will increase the frequency of flights made between routes to Accra, Ghana and Entebbe, Uganda, as well as to Tel Aviv in Israel and other key hubs in the Middle East as part of it new summer schedule set to begin in early 2014.

IAG Cargo regional commercial manager for the Middle East and Africa, Tony Snell, said, "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.

"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."

The route to Entebbe will see an increase in services from three to four flights a week, while there will be an additional three flights a week to Accra beginning this winter, which will increase the total number of weekly services to the Ghanaian capital to 10.

In summer 2014, capacity between London and Tel Aviv will increase as IAG introduces a daily Boeing 777-200 to the route, replacing one of the existing Airbus A321 aircraft. The B777 will provide a significant increase in capacity to cater to the strong pharma, perishables and technology markets in the region.

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