Air, Freight News

IAG Cargo significantly enhances Shanghai service

[ July 1, 2016   //   ]

IAG Cargo has commenced its new Madrid to Shanghai service, touching down in Shanghai for the first time today, making it one of the only carriers to directly connect the two cities. IAG Cargo has also announced that the winter 2016 schedule will offer 10 flights per week from London Heathrow to Shanghai; an increase of three flights per week compared to the 2015 winter schedule.
These will be serviced by Boeing 777 aircraft, with the next generation B787-9 Dreamliner set to be introduced in winter 2017. With the new route from Madrid and the additional weekly services out of London, businesses trading in the region will benefit from a 65% increase in capacity per week as of winter 2016, compared to winter 2015.
“Our new direct route from Madrid to Shanghai will provide our customers with better connections between East Asia and Latin America and to our wider network which spans over 350 destinations,” said David Shepherd, Head of Commercial, IAG Cargo. “With high technology goods, pharmaceuticals and automobile parts driving both imports and exports and our additional services and larger, more cargo-friendly aircraft, we are able to offer forwarders greater flexibility and efficiency over where and when they ship their goods.”