IAG Cargo has restarted direct service between London Heathrow and Tokyo with daily flights from 13 November after a year-long pause.
Throughout the duration of the pandemic, IAG Cargo maintained cargo-only services and worked with interline partners to transport cargo between the regions.
The revived service uses the belly hold capacity of British Airways Boeing 787-8 and 787-9 wide body aircraft.
This service will support the flow of pharmaceuticals on IAG Cargo’s Constant Climate service for handling temperature sensitive goods, along with electronics, automotive parts and specialised shipments including Japanese dried foods.
Regional commercial manager for Asia Pacific and Middle East at IAG Cargo, Rob Wiemerink, commented: “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. I’m pleased to see these important trade lanes beginning to return after a long-awaited pause due to Covid-19.”