IAG Cargo sets another record uplift from India

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IAG Cargo uplifted 48,500 kgs of cargo on a cargo-only flight from Bangalore-India to London-Heathrow in July.

Operated by a British Airways A350-1000 aircraft – the flight was a record setter for the cargo division of International Airlines Group (IAG) for the massive lift from India.

In fact, this is one of a number of record uplifts for the business in the last 12 months.

The record cargo-only flight comprised of a mix of products including perishables (baby-corn and other fresh vegetables), automotive and pharmaceuticals.

The IAG Cargo team worked collaboratively with its ground handling partners to ensure loading was completed with care. The flight was carefully calculated, ensuring efficient ULD planning of its weight and volume.

Speaking about the achievement, Ankush Chawla, Area Commercial Manager for South Asia at IAG Cargo commented, “This achievement comes less than a year after the India team moved over 50 tonnes on a B777-300.”

“I extend my thanks to our dedicated people who have continued to show exceptional resilience and commitment throughout the pandemic. Together we have continued to generate efficient solutions for our customers across the world, keeping global trade moving.”

India is an important part of IAG Cargo’s network. Popular exports from India into the UK include fruits and vegetables, pharmaceuticals and automotive.

Starting from the first week of August, IAG Cargo will operate six-weekly scheduled rotations from Bangalore to London-Heathrow, alongside its daily rotations from Delhi and Mumbai to London-Heathrow and its tri-weekly service to Hyderabad.

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