IAG Cargo resumes cargo-only services from London to Bangkok and Hong Kong
Daily flights from London Heathrow to Hong Kong resumed on June 1, and four-times-weekly flights from London Heathrow to Bangkok resumed on May 24.
As consumer spending accelerates, IAG Cargo announces the resumption of cargo-only services between London Heathrow and Hong Kong, as well as the resumption of cargo-only services between London Heathrow and Bangkok. Daily flights from London Heathrow to Hong Kong resumed on June 1, and four-times-weekly flights from London Heathrow to Bangkok resumed on May 24.
Since the outbreak, the company has completed over 250 cargo-only flights between London-Heathrow and Hong Kong. Early cargo-only flights in April 2020 primarily carried critical PPE such as hand sanitizer, gloves, masks, and so on. Then, three months into the pandemic, the business experienced a significant increase in e-commerce, and as more people worked from home and upgraded their home technology, this was reflected in the consignments that were shipped.
Daniel Byrne, Regional Commercial Manager UK and Ireland at IAG Cargo said, "I'm really pleased that we've been able to add these services, Hong Kong and Bangkok are an important part of our network with goods manufactured in the Far East popular with consumers across the world. With summer shaping up to be a busy period for IAG Cargo and our customers, this airbridge is vital for the movement of e-commerce and perishable foodstuffs, which are in high demand throughout the year.
IAG Cargo's Prioritise service, which is popular with e-commerce customers, saw a 32% increase in 2021. IAG Cargo expects e-commerce to remain a significant growth sector for the company through 2022 and beyond. The pandemic has accelerated an already-existing trend of online purchases of goods and services, which has continued to grow. Pharmaceuticals, perishables, and European supermarket items are also flown into the region.