IAG Cargo has restarted its direct service from the United Kingdom to Tokyo. The service will run year-round, three times per week from London Heathrow. Restoring the London – Tokyo service, which was paused due to coronavirus, will be welcomed by IAG Cargo’s customers on both sides of the Pacific. Tokyo is particularly significant for the export of pharmaceutical goods, which can be moved using IAG Cargo’s Constant Climate service. This cold chain product is specially designed to process time and temperature sensitive pharmaceuticals. Last year the route played an important role in supporting the British Museum to transport over 200 pieces from Japan for a special manga exhibition, with the help of IAG Cargo’s Secure product.
“Japan is an important part of our network and we are pleased to be re-opening London Heathrow-Tokyo Haneda for our customers,” said Alec Rayner, Area Commercial Manager for Japan & Korea, IAG Cargo. “The route is vital for them to stay connected with their trading partners worldwide, allowing the movement of Japanese pharmaceuticals, automotive and manufacturing goods to reach hundreds of destinations.”
About IAG Cargo
IAG Cargo is the cargo handling division of International Airlines Group. IAG Cargo uses the freight capacity of its sister airlines’ passenger flights, such as British Airways, and maintains three hubs located at Dublin Airport, Heathrow Airport and Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport. Five airlines. One Cargo Carrier. We are in the business of moving things. From antibiotics to rhinoceros, gold bullion to avocados. Whatever people need, wherever they are. In an era of digital screens and closed borders, we open the skies and fly the world to bring people the things they really need.