Air, Freight News

IAG CARGO Extends Reach into South Africa

[ April 13, 2016   //   ]

IAG Cargo has launched new B777-200 Cape Town, South Africa service, set to operate three times a week from London Gatwick.
From November 24th 2016 the additional service will be running throughout the winter schedule. This route supplements the three times a week A330-300 Madrid- Johannesburg service, due to start August 1st, and the existing London Heathrow – Cape Town and Johannesburg services already operated by IAG Cargo. The new Cape Town route brings total flights to the country from both IAG’s London and Madrid hubs to 27 per week by the end of the year, offering customers a weekly lift of up to 440 tonnes into South Africa.
This extra capacity will benefit the buoyant perishables market in Africa. Over the past 12 months IAG Cargo has seen volumes of mangoes, avocadoes and pineapples, as well as floriculture continue to perform extremely well out of South Africa.