IAG Cargo has announced that from 1st May 2014 it will offer capacity on three additional flights on the busy London Heathrow – Cape Town International route, bringing the total number of weekly frequencies to 10. The new flights, serviced by a 777-200ER, will benefit businesses in the region by enabling greater capacity across the entire year, where other carriers typically only supply additional capacity seasonally.

South Africa is a key global market for IAG Cargo, where it holds good market share in a number of verticals including perishables, automotive, clothing and the transport of live animals. This increase in frequency follows the announcement of additional routes to Austin and Chengdu, as well as additional routes and frequencies into regions including India, Mexico and Hong Kong.

Tony Snell, Regional Commercial Manager Middle East and Africa at IAG Cargo, commented: “Since the departure of the home carrier from the Cape Town-Heathrow route we have offered a valuable service to businesses in the region, connecting them to London and the other 350 destinations on our global network. The additional frequencies announced today will improve this service further and provide customers with additional flexibility of how they get their good to markets around the world.”

The new flights support the existing daily flights, serviced by a Boeing 747, and will depart London on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays and Cape Town on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays, all touching down in London before 9.am.