IAG Cargo has announced the introduction of a new direct service to Nashville, Tennessee. From May 2018 the B787-8 will operate five times a week from London Heathrow, bringing the total number of IAG Cargo-operated US gateways to 24.The aircraft will offer a cargo payload of up to 15 tonnes per flight and delivers easy access to any of IAG Cargo’s 350 destinations across its network and will constitute important access for the growing automotive market.
David Shepherd, Commercial Director, IAG Cargo commented: “While we have an excellent number of entry points into the US, particularly on the east and west coasts, Nashville is an important addition for our customers based in the south east of the country. Tennessee has a burgeoning automotive industry and we anticipate that this new capacity will be welcomed by businesses looking to move spare auto parts into Europe and beyond.”
IAG Cargo is the single business created following the merger of British Airways World Cargo and Iberia Cargo in April 2011. Following the integration of additional airlines and operations into the business, including Aer Lingus, Vueling, bmi and LEVEL, IAG Cargo now covers a network of over 350 destinations. The 2018 summer schedule will also see IAG Cargo increase its daily flights to Philadelphia and Phoenix to ten flights per week, representing a 34% and 43% increase in capacity respectively.