IAG CARGO is expanding its operations in the Asia Pacific region with the introduction of an additional B747-8 freighter service into Hong Kong.
The move increases the carrier’s schedule to six freighter flights a week into the territory.
Steve Gunning, managing director at IAG Cargo, emphasises that Hong Kong remains “an incredibly important trade centre”, not least for the garment and consumer electronics sectors.
“And we‘ve seen good growth from the region to all destinations. Our additional capacity will be welcome as businesses gear up for the peak Christmas season and we expect to see increasing volumes of consumer goods coming out of Hong Kong over the next few months,” he adds.
The flight to Hong Kong will stop in Frankfurt and will return to London via New Delhi.
It connects businesses to IAG Cargo’s network of 350 destinations and helps customers take advantage of high-growth markets such as Latin America, where IAG Cargo offers one of strongest networks on the market, he notes.
“The stop in India is a huge benefit for our customers, as the Hong Kong-Delhi route is vital for a range of businesses.
“We believe our new cargo services in the region will offer us a strategic advantage over the competition and helps further underline our core differentiator: the strength and depth of our network,” Gunning adds.