PARIS ORLY: December 08, 2016. Following the introduction of a B767-300ER by British Airways' subsidiary OpenSkies between Orly and Newark, IAG Cargo says it has begun offering capacity to the local Paris market.
OpenSkies, which has been flying a B757-200 on the route for several years, will operate the larger aircraft four times a week. According to IAG Cargo, fashion and textiles, perishables and spare machinery parts will make up a significant proportion of the traffic.
The company will also offer its express and emergency products on the B767 pictured arriving at Newark. (Adam Moreira/Wikipedia)
"Our new route opens direct access from mainland Europe to the North-East of the USA maximising efficiencies and minimising security and handling costs for European forwarders," said IAG Cargo commercial director Dave Shepherd.
"This launch demonstrates our commitment to investing in and delivering against market demand to meet the needs of global businesses, while our network and product portfolio is ideally suited to help support to the key commodity flows we expect on this route," he added.
The new cargo service complements IAG's existing operation to the U.S. that includes 22 gateways and over 800 flights a week.