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IAG CARGO launches direct flights to MSY from LHI

[ October 25, 2016   //   ]

IAG Cargo is launching a new route to New Orleans, Louisiana on March 26, 2017, when the airline becomes the only carrier to fly direct from its London Heathrow (LHR) hub to New Orleans, International Airport (MSY).

The new service will be served by 787-8 aircraft and offers belly hold capacity up to 15 tonnes and a state-of-the-art air conditioning system, which maintains a regular hold temperature to within one degree’s accuracy. With flights operating four times a week to and from New Orleans, the new route will help to better connect customers to the 350+ destinations on IAG Cargo’s global network.

“IAG Cargo will help support business looking to trade in the region by offering a diverse premium product portfolio and opening new export routes,” said David Shepherd, Commercial Director, IAG Cargo. “The launch of our new Critical product in particular will mean emergency shipments, which we anticipate will include machinery parts and oil and gas components from the local area, now benefit from an absolute guarantee to fly.”