IAG Cargo to Operate B787 on London-Chennai Route

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London, August 13, 2014 (STAT):-IAG Cargo has decided to replace their B 777-200 currently in use in their London-Chennai route with one of the most advanced aircraft in the world, Boeing 787. The new aircraft will be in operation on a daily basis each way from 26th October. Key flows on this route include shipments of laboratory equipment and machinery inbound to Chennai and large volumes of garments outbound.

With its advanced temperature control capability, which includes air conditioning in the hold, the B787 is perfectly suited to the shipment of pharmaceutical products and will play an important role in supporting the fast-growing Indian pharma market. The new aircraft will also benefit other industries operating on the London-Chennai trade route.

John Cheetham, Regional Commercial Manager for APAC at IAG Cargo, commented: “India is fast becoming one of our most important markets, particularly when it comes to the pharma industry. Our specialist product for this sector, Constant Climate, leads the industry and the introduction of the B787 will further enhance IAG Cargo’s capabilities by allowing us to precisely control the temperature at which unstable medications and compounds are transported. Of course, the introduction of the B787 is good news for all businesses operating on the Chennai route and demonstrates to our customers how committed we are to this market.”

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