IAG Cargo launches two new US services

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IAG Cargo has launched London Gatwick routes to Fort Lauderdale in Florida and Oakland in California.

David Shepherd, SVP Global Sales at IAG Cargo, London Heathrow, UK, 18 October 2012 (Picture by Nick Morrish/British Airways)

David Shepherd

This will bring the total number of IAG Cargo-operated US gateways to 25 from Summer 2017.

The Fort Lauderdale service is due to launch in March 2017 and will operate four times a week. The Oakland flight will also launch in March 2017 on a three times a week basis. Both routes will be served by the wide-bodied British Airways B777-200 aircraft.

David Shepherd, commercial director, at IAG Cargo, said: “For many years we have offered our customers extensive access across North America. The addition of Fort Lauderdale and Oakland to our network cements this position, offering access to places that we know are important to our customers and enabling them to do business more effectively across the globe.”

Major commodities likely to be shipped from Oakland include aircraft engines, electronics and fresh produce such as nuts and almonds.

Key shipments from Fort Lauderdale include aircraft parts, technology products and jewellery.

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