BA boosts Bahrain capacity
06 / 04 / 2008
BRITISH Airways World Cargo has announced the launch of a second Boeing 727 freighter routing connecting Lahore and Bahrain, effective 1 April, 2008. The additional weekly rotation marks the expansion of British Airways World Cargo’s successful partnership with DHL in the region and comes as a direct response to increased customer demand.
The new rotation means that BA World Cargo now operates two Lahore-Bahrain routings per week while maintaining one Karachi-Bahrain rotation. These routes connect with the Bahrain-London line flights, allowing customers in Pakistan increased access to the BA network, the world’s largest wholly-owned global network covering 200 destinations across 80 countries.
The carrier has also secured additional capacity on flights between Bahrain and Dubai. This gives BA World Cargo a greater footing in the Saudi Arabian market and facilitates flexible customer access to the BA network. British Airways currently operates 14 flights per week from Dubai to London Heathrow.
Johnny Rubio (above), area commercial manager, Middle East, Central Asia, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, BA World Cargo, said: “The relationship with DHL which began in June 2007, has proved extremely successful for both parties. The extension and expansion of our services shows our commitment to facilitating customers’ access to strategic global markets.
“We are confident that the key manufacturing hubs around Karachi and Lahore in particular, will benefit from the expanded programme which has been designed to ensure that our customers’ freight is delivered across the globe in the most time efficient manner possible.”