Monday 24 May 2021 – IAG Cargo, the cargo division of International Airlines Group (IAG) and its sister airline British Airways has transported further aid to India for the second time in two weeks.  The total weight of the cargo-only flight was 18 tonnes, made up of five thousand pieces of urgent medical aid as the crisis continues to grip India.

The B777-200 was loaded with PPE supplies and oxygen concentrators for frontline hospital workers from charities including Oxfam, Khalsa Aid, Christian Aid and LPSUK. The flight departed London-Heathrow at 5pm on Friday 21 May and landed in Delhi at 05:45 am (local time) on Saturday 22nd May.  IAG Cargo and British Airways has worked with fuel partner, BP to ensure the flight is carbon offset.

John Cheetham, Chief Commercial Officer at IAG Cargo said: “We all have a part to play in the continued fight against COVID-19, and I am grateful that we are able to support our Indian friends again with a further 26 tonnes of urgent medical aid during this very difficult time. 

“I am hugely grateful to all those who have worked hard to make this second relief flight to India happen – IAG Cargo will continue to work with our partners to support India with much needed medical equipment.”

IAG Cargo and British Airways have continued to keep a vital air link open between London and India throughout the pandemic, sending aid on scheduled flights, but this is a special charter that has been funded by British Airways and IAG Cargo.

About IAG Cargo

IAG Cargo is the single business created following the merger of British Airways World Cargo and Iberia Cargo in April 2011. Following the integration of additional airlines into the business, including Aer Lingus, Vueling and Level, IAG Cargo now covers a truly global network.   

In 2020 IAG Cargo had a commercial revenue of €1,306 million. It has a combined workforce of more than 2,250 people.Its parent company, International Airlines Group, is one of the world’s largest airline groups with 533 aircraft on 31st December 2020.  

For further information on IAG Cargo, please visit the IAG Cargo YouTube channel:   

http://www.youtube.com/user/IAGCargoor alternatively, visit the IAG Cargo website: https://www.iagcargo.com