IAG Cargo has started services on its first commercial Boeing 787-9 on its London – Delhi route.
The larger hold on the aircraft means IAG Cargo now offers a weekly lift of up to 924 tonnes for the Indian market.
The aircraft comes with state-of-the-art air conditioning systems, which maintain a regular hold temperate to within one degree’s accuracy, making it suitable for the shipment of temperature-sensitive pharmaceuticals.
Alan Dorling, global head of pharmaceuticals & life sciences, said: “The pharma market has been one of the major Indian success stories of the past decade. Our Constant Climate product means customers benefit from the delivery of pharmaceutical shipments in a pure, potent and stable condition for safe administration to patients.”
IAG plans to add 22 B787-9sto its fleet by 2018.