Air, Freight News

IAG Cargo commences new route to Tehran

[ September 2, 2016   //   ]

IAG Cargo has commenced its new London to Tehran service, making it one of the few cargo carriers to directly connect the two cities. Customers will now benefit from 6 flights per week to and from Iran, which will improve connectivity between European and Middle Eastern markets, providing businesses with greater flexibility over where and when they ship their goods. The route will be served by a British Airways B777- 200 aircraft, providing forwarders with belly-hold capacity of 6 pallets and up to 20 tonnes of lift on each flight.
The new route comes into service following the easing of EU sanctions against Iran. With the country’s economy in 2016 and 2017 expected to grow by 4.8% and 5.4%, respectively , the service will offer businesses a significant trading opportunity.
“With the second largest economy in the MENA region, Iran offers a huge opportunity for global trade,” says David Shepherd, Head of Commercial, at IAG Cargo. “The country’s predicted economic growth over the coming years means that connecting Iran via our London hub to the rest of the world will be of real benefit to our customers.”
Flights to Tehran depart Heathrow daily at 21.10, arriving at 06:25 local time. Returning flights leave Tehran at 08:35 and arrive into Heathrow at 11:10, enabling next day connections to almost all destinations on the IAG Cargo network.