Wednesday 26th Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

BA World Cargo releases summer schedule


British Airways World Cargo has started operating its summer schedule, which involves several changes to freighter routeings and bellyhold capacity on the passenger network.

The shorthaul freighter programme, which is operated in conjunction with DHL, will provide 48 weekly wide-body services across 15 European countries throughout the period.

The programme includes an additional London – Barcelona – Madrid – London service, following customer expansion in the region, and offers 35 tonnes of extra capacity each way.

The longhaul freighter programme involves an alteration on the London Stansted – Hong Kong rotation, which will go through Frankfurt on day six, rather than Cologne.

BA has changed the routes on a number of South American flights from a bellyhold perspective, now operating five flights a week from London – Sao Paolo and Buenos Aires and two direct flights to Rio de Janeiro.

In addition, the double daily flights from Houston and Dallas/Fort Worth will now depart from London Heathrow instead of London Gatwick.

Elsewhere, the Washington service will increase to 24 rotations and Seattle will rise to 13 rotations per week, while JFK airport in New York will continue to be serviced 55 times a week.