IAG Cargo expands services to Africa this winter

posted on 5th October 2023 by William Hallowell
IAG Cargo expands services to Africa this winter

IAG Cargo, the cargo division of International Airlines Group (IAG), is announcing additional capacity on services between the UK, Ghana and South Africa commencing at the end of the month.

IAG Cargo customers will benefit from a new route beginning on 29 October between London Gatwick and Accra, adding three services per week to its present daily service between London Heathrow and the Ghanaian capital.

The company will also resume pre-pandemic levels of services to South Africa, with 31 weekly flights from London and expanded capacity on the London Heathrow-Cape Town route by replacing the present Boeing 777-200 with an Airbus 350 and Boeing 777-300.

The increased frequency of services to Ghana will help meet the growing demand of perishables out of the country, while the switch to an A350 and B777-300 widebody aircraft operating between London and Cape Town will offer more than double the current cargo capacity.

Camilo Garcia Cervera, chief sales and marketing officer at IAG Cargo, said: “We are thrilled to announce these significant developments in our services to Ghana and South Africa, offering businesses with enhanced flexibility over where and when they ship their goods.

“We are not only improving connectivity to better connect Africa with strategic markets such as Europe and the United States, but we are also supporting international trade and driving economic growth by meeting the growing global demand for fresh produce from these regions.”

Image credit: IAG Cargo