IAG Cargo to restart direct London-Tokyo daily service as restrictions ease

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IAG Cargo has announced the restart of its direct daily service between London Heathrow and Tokyo Airport after a year-long pause.  

The subsidiary of International Airlines Group (IAG) (IAG) will commence the service on November 13, 2022, and operate the service utilizing the belly hold capacity on British Airways Boeing 787-8 and 787-9 aircraft, according to a statement issued by the cargo operator.  

This service will support the flow of pharmaceuticals, electronics, automotive goods, and Japanese dried food. 

 “It’s great to see the return of our service between London and Tokyo – Japan for many years has played an important role in IAG Cargo’s Far East network,” said Rob Wiemerink, Regional Commercial Manager for Asia Pacific and Middle East at IAG Cargo. “This route not only offers our customers capacity between UK, Europe and Asia, but also facilitates the movement of trade into North and South America.”  

IAG Cargo fleet consists of aircraft operated by British Airways, Iberia, Air Lingus, Vueling and Level. This includes Airbus A350, A330, A321, A320, A319 and A380, as well as Boeing 777 and 787 aircraft 

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