IAG Cargo, the cargo division of International Airlines Group (IAG) shipped 53.8 tons of cargo on a cargo-only flight from Nairobi, Kenya to London-Heathrow in March – a record for Kenya.
The record cargo-only flight comprised of a mix of products including perishables (tropical fruits and vegetables). IAG Cargo operates four weekly rotations from Nairobi to London Heathrow and popular exports from Kenya into the UK include cut flowers, fruits and vegetables. Imports are mainly made up of automotive materials, pharmaceuticals, printed materials and consumer electronics.
Speaking about the achievement, Area Commercial Manager for East Africa, Michael Muriithi at IAG Cargo commented: “This record uplift of nearly 54 tonnes shows the dedicated and committed efforts of the IAG Cargo team in Nairobi. The flight was carefully planned, ensuring efficient ULD planning, and we worked collaboratively with our ground handling partners to ensure loading was completed with care. Since the start of the pandemic we have been committed to creating efficient solutions for our customers to maximise capacity and keep supply chains open. We are proud to support our customers across the world.”
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