IAG Cargo has recorded its heaviest uplift on Mumbai – London, long-haul flight as it carried 50,026 kgs of cargo comprising perishables, pharma and courier shipments. The cargo was said to be carried on a B777-300ER aircraft earlier this month.
The record cargo comprised of a mix of products including perishables (fruits and vegetables), pharma and courier. However, it was the large amount of high dense engineering goods, destined for Europe & North America, that made the difference on weight. Capacity on the aircraft was optimised by carefully planning the weight and volume on the ULDs.
In August, IAG Cargo completed its 200th cargo-only flight out of India since May – a major milestone for the business and a testament its work to keep vital goods moving in and out of the country during the pandemic.
Ankush Chawla, Area Commercial Manager for South Asia at IAG Cargo also added in the statement, “Air cargo is a vital part of the business here at IAG and at the start of the pandemic, to support our customers we were one of the first airlines to offer dedicated charter and cargo-only flights. This milestone demonstrates dedication to our customers, highlighting the commitment from the IAG Cargo India team on the ground.”
“The achievement would not have been possible without the unconditional support from our business partners. We’ve been incredibly proud to be supporting Indian businesses during this time,” Chawla added.
IAG Cargo operates over 340 scheduled cargo-only flights per week. This includes services out of Delhi and Mumbai and multiple weekly services out of Bangalore, Chennai and Hyderabad.