IAG Cargo Launches New Service to Kuala Lumpur
IAG Cargo has opened its newest route, operating between London Heathrow and Kuala Lumpur. Daily flights connect Kuala Lumpur to IAG Cargo's global network of over 350 destinations. Each flight offers up to 15 tons of capacity.
The new route comes into service as Malaysia enjoys strong economic growth and growing trade. In 2014 the Malaysian economy grew at its fastest pace in four years and is expected to expand an additional 4.7% this year, increasing to around 5% in 2016. Exports are forecast to grow 6.8% and imports 6.9% in 2016, providing a significant opportunity for air cargo carriers.
Mr. John Cheetham, regional commercial manager for Asia Pacific & India at IAG Cargo, commented, "As one of the world's busiest freight destinations, Kuala Lumpur is crying out for cargo carriers that can support a wide range of cargo flows. IAG Cargo delivers against these requirements by providing businesses with access to one of the world's largest cargo networks and a wide range of high-quality premium products. We therefore look forward to playing a role in helping enable Malaysia's future success."
Flights depart Heathrow daily at 20:15, arriving at Kuala Lumpur at 16:00 local time. Returning flights leave Kuala Lumpur at 23:05 and arrive at Heathrow at 05:25 the next morning, enabling next day connections to almost all destinations on the IAG Cargo network. The route is operated by a Boeing 777-200ER.
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