1 minute of Covid-19 vaccine with 18 minutes of flowers for Valentine’s Day
IAG Cargo delivered one million Covid-19 vaccines in mid-January, including 80,000 doses to the Canary Islands and the first batch of the Moderna vaccine to Dublin.
âMore than 18 million flowers – the quintessential Valentine’s Day gift – have been transported through the network. Others said 3.2 million candy bars were flown to South Africa in February.
In the middle of the month, IAG Cargo signed an agreement with UNICEF committing to support the organization’s COVAX installation.
“In the first quarter alone, we chartered nearly 100 flights carrying auto spare parts alongside the usual loads carried on our regular schedules.”
On a cargo flight only from Bangalore to London, IAG Cargo carried 48,500 kg on a British Airways A350-1000 aircraft – a record for IAG Cargo for this aircraft from India. “The record-breaking cargo-only theft consisted of a mix of products including perishables, automobiles and pharmaceuticals.”
In December, IAG Cargo transported millions of festive foods, including cherries, berries and chestnuts, and 500 tonnes of lamb to London.
IAG Cargo announced a 34% increase in revenue to 405 million euros for the quarter ended September 30, 2021 thanks to the increase in capacity and network. Capacity increased 24% from the previous quarter (T22021) and 62% from Q32020.
IAG Cargo was born from the merger of British Airways World Cargo and Iberia Cargo following the formation of International Airlines Group (IAG) where British Airways and Iberia merged. In 2015, Aer Lingus Cargo merged with IAG Cargo following the acquisition of Irish national carrier Aer Lingus by IAG.