IAG Cargo announced Wednesday a number of increased flights between London Heathrow and the Middle East and Africa.
As part of the newly unveiled summer schedule for British Airways, beginning in early 2014, there will be additional frequencies to Tel Aviv, Accra, Ghana and Entebbe, Uganda.
“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,” Tony Snell, regional commercial manager for the Middle East and Africa at IAG Cargo, said. “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.”
In summer 2014, capacity 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 a significant increase in capacity to cater to the strong pharma, perishables and technology markets in the region.
Meanwhile, the route to Entebbe will see an increase in services from three to four flights a week.
Beginning this winter, there will be an additional three flights a week to Accra, bringing the total number of weekly services up to 10. In summer 2014, a larger Boeing 747 will replace one of the Boeing 767s that is now on the route.