Tony Snell, Regional Commercial Manager for the Middle East and Africa at IAG Cargo commented. “The Middle East and Africa is a key market for IAG Cargo, especially when it comes to the movement of perishables, such as fresh fruit and vegetables. With additional frequencies to and from these three strategic countries we will be well placed to take advantage of growing trade in the region, offering customers the specialist products they need for large volumes of perishables.”
Capacity from summer 2014 between London and Tel Aviv will increase as IAG Cargo introduces a daily Boeing 777-200 to the route, replacing one of the existing Airbus A321 aircraft. The B777 will provide customers with a significant increase in capacity to cater for the strong pharma, perishables and technology markets in the region. Customers will be able to make use of IAG Cargo’s Constant Climate service, a precision temperature controlled product specifically designed for the transport of temperature-sensitive pharmaceutical material, as well as Constant Fresh, IAG Cargo’s fast solution for the transport of perishable goods.
Meanwhile, customers in Africa will also benefit from changes to the schedule with Entebbe in Uganda seeing much-improved flight times and an increase in services from three to four flights a week. This will be accompanied by significantly increased flights to Accra in Ghana. From the start of the winter 2013 season, an additional three flights a week are being added to Accra, bringing the total number of weekly services up to 10. From summer 2014, a larger Boeing 747 aircraft will replace one of the Boeing 767s currently on the route.
Each route will remain connected to the 350 destinations in IAG Cargo’s global network, providing customers with further flexibility for onward connections from London Heathrow.