IAG Cargo hopes new Cincinnati flights will click with online retailers

IAG operations, vehicles & airside - Heathrow - 07 September 2022 Photograph: Andrew Fosker / PinPep Photograph: Andrew Fosker / PinPep

IAG Cargo will begin to offer capacity on a new direct service between London Heathrow and Cincinnati for the first time in its history. 

The service will operate five times per week during the summer months and four times a week during the winter period, utilising Boeing 787-9 aircraft.

The cargo business said that the service would look to cater for the movement of e-commerce goods.

Camilo Garcia Cervera, chief sales and marketing officer at IAG Cargo, said: “The transatlantic corridor is one of the world’s most important trade lanes, and a vital part of our network and so we’re pleased to support our customers with a new route to Cincinnati.

“With this direct route from one of our key hubs, London, customers can benefit from our wider network that spans across six continents to transport the regions high in demand imports and exports.”

The company now serves 27 US destinations and said that popular items shipped across this trade lane have included high volumes of automotive parts from Southeast Asia, transferred via Europe, into the US, as well as sporting equipment, food and drink and e-commerce items like home office equipment.

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Damian Brett

Damian Brett
I have been writing about the freight and logistics industry since 2007 when I joined International Freighting Weekly to cover the shipping sector. After a stint in PR, I have gone on to work for Containerisation International and Lloyds List - where I was editor of container shipping - before joining Air Cargo News in 2015. Contact me on [email protected]