IAG Cargo reinforces Hong Kong freight hub
IAG Cargo, the cargo business of British Airways and Iberia, is expanding its operations in the Asia Pacific region with the introduction of an additional air freighter service into Hong Kong. With this new link, IAG Cargo offers customers six freighter flights per week to Hong Kong, thereby boosting the latter’s position as an important hub for the carrier while supporting business growth in the region.
The additional flight will commence on a scheduled basis from today (31 October) out of London and support the two daily British Airways flights into the territory. The additional flight will be operated by a Boeing B747-8 freighter that stops in Frankfurt (Germany) and returns to London via New Delhi (India). With this additional freighter, IAG Cargo now provides the Hong Kong market with around 700 t of freighter lift a week in addition to the established line flights which can provide about 200 t per week in the belly-hold of passenger aircraft.