IAG Cargo has restarted its three times weekly direct service from London (LHR) to Tokyo (NRT) after being paused due to the global Covid-19 crisis.
The year-round service facilitates the flow of pharmaceutical goods and automotive parts across the world, as well as whiskey and koi carp.
Tokyo is particularly significant for the export of pharmaceutical goods, which IAG Cargo will move via its Constant Climate service. This state-of-the-art cold chain product is specially designed to process time and temperature-sensitive pharmaceuticals.
Alec Rayner, area commercial manager for Japan & Korea, IAG Cargo, says: “Japan is an important part of our network and we are pleased to be re-opening London Heathrow-Tokyo Haneda for our customers.
“The route is vital for them to stay connected with their trading partners worldwide, allowing the movement of Japanese pharmaceuticals, automotive, and manufacturing goods to reach hundreds of destinations.”
Last year the route played an important role in supporting the British Museum to transport over 200 pieces from Japan for a special manga exhibition, with the help of IAG Cargo’s Secure product.