IAG Cargo uplifts record numbers of Argentinean and Chilean cherries for Christmas season

posted on 16th December 2020 by Parveen Raja
IAG Cargo uplifts record numbers of Argentinean and Chilean cherries for Christmas season

IAG Cargo, the cargo division of International Airlines Group (IAG), has transported record numbers of Argentinean and Chilean cherries, supporting this year’s season so far with special charters from Santiago de Chile to London Heathrow.

Cherries are a popular fruit in the UK over the winter and Christmas season, and last week saw the latest charter from Santiago de Chile to London Heathrow carrying over 7 million cherries for the UK market. Since the season started in late October, IAG Cargo has already transported over 1000 tonnes of cherries from Latin America to Spain, the UK and China via B787-9s and A350-900s, compared to 236 tonnes in 2019.