IAG Cargo completes its 100th cargo-only flight, using B777 passenger aircraft, from Hong Kong (HKG) to London (LHR).
The British-based cargo carrier group began cargo-only flights across its network, and in and out of Hong Kong, in April in response to the coronavirus outbreak.
The route has also been supported by an additional 65 private charters – a solution that the business was quick to offer customers alongside cargo-only flights to keep air freight moving.
Since April, on the Hong Kong-London route alone, IAG Cargo has transported over 3,000 tonnes of vital goods including PPE on the scheduled flights with the charters adding significantly to that total.
This week shipments from Hong Kong have included 1/2 a tonne of electric hair clippers. Other items on board this week have included toy planes, phone cases, face-masks, and shoes.
IAG Cargo is currently operating daily services out of Hong Kong to London, with the additional cargo-only flights on Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday.