IAG Cargo will add an additional 42 tons of cargo capacity on routes between London Heathrow and Shanghai Pudong International Airport, starting March 31.
A new weekly passenger service on Boeing 777 aircraft will increase the number of flights between the new airport to seven.
“Our aim as a cargo carrier is to help facilitate global trade. At present, a significant proportion of this trade is centered on the high-growth market of China, so we are delighted to be able to offer additional capacity and increased availability on our Shanghai route," IAG Cargo's John Cheetham said in a statement. "By ramping up its services to and from China, IAG Cargo is doing all it can to help customers fully realize the economic potential of the region.”
IAG Cargo added additional capacity between Heathrow and Chengdu in January. - Jon Ross