Both routes will be served by the wide-bodied British Airways B777-200 aircraft, IAG Cargo said.
Major commodities likely to be shipped from Oakland include aircraft engines, electronics and fresh produce such as nuts and almonds, while key shipments from Fort Lauderdale include aircraft parts, technology products and jewelry, according to the airline. With aircraft parts being significant shipments from both destinations, it is likely that customers will opt to use Critical, IAG Cargo's newest product designed for emergency shipments.
IAG Cargo's expansion to California comes at a time where the state is performing particularly well, the airline said. Its economy was set to grow faster than the national economy by the end of this year and inflation is set to grow about 5.7 percent a drop from 7.5 percent last year.
These new service additions are part of a network investment and will add to IAG Cargo’s existing service to the U.S., which currently comprises 22 gateways and over 800 flights per week to North America. This network provides access to over 350 destinations worldwide.
Source: IAG Cargo
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