IAG Cargo to increase Middle East capacity

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British Airways Boeing 777-200
British Airways Boeing 777-200

IAG Cargo is to increase capacity to the Middle East by splitting Abu Dhabi and Muscat flights and Bahrain and Doha services into four separate flights.

The group says separating the services will increase capacity to the region by 83 per cent. To Abu Dhabi route will be served daily by a Boeing 787-9, which includes a larger hold and a state-of-the-art air conditioning system to maintain temperature to within one degree’s accuracy. IAG Cargo will use Boeing 777-200s with up to 20 tonnes of capacity on the Bahrain, Doha and Muscat. Bahrain and Doha will be daily services and IAG Cargo will operate five a week to Muscat.

IAG Cargo head of sales, Camilo Garcia says: “With Bahrain making significant efforts to diversify its economy, and Doha benefitting from investments ahead of the 2022 football world cup, this network expansion comes at a time of growing demand into and out of Middle Eastern markets.”

“The additional capacity to Bahrain, Doha, Abu Dhabi and Muscat will be welcomed by our customers, offering them greater opportunity and flexibility to connect to over 350 destinations across our network.”