Curiously, it has taken IAG Cargo the best part of the year to merge the cargo-handling operations of both carriers at its home base at London Heathrow Airport, with BAWC
only recently beginning to accept Iberia Cargo traffic.
Under the terms of the contract between GSS and British Airways GSS will operate three 747-8Fs for BAWC
said air freight volumes are predicted to increase substantially over the next ten years, in line with world trade, and claimed the air logistics industry must work more cost effectively.
Through GSS, our new aircraft will give BAWC
increased capacity and revenue-generating capability in a growing airfreight market, while improving fuel economy, enhancing efficiencies and reducing costs.
said that the surcharge would be reduced to GBP0.
has contracts with two road haulage companies -- Saints which is responsible for all domestic business, and Jan de Rijk, which covers all other European business.
GSS will lease the 747-8F aircraft that it will operate for BAWC
from AAWW's Atlas Air unit, which expects to take delivery of the aircraft from Boeing in early 2011.
says: "Numbers of hen harriers have declined markedly in recent years as intensification of grouse moors has stepped up.
The security situation in Somalia and Yemen has been both an obstacle and an opportunity for BAWC
in East Africa, Stubbings notes.
Employing 246 staff, it provides cargo handling for BAWC
and other major carriers, including American Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Northwest Airlines, Air India and GB Airways.
, for example, offers flights between China and India.
The deal is an extension of an existing long-term relationship between the companies and appoints Descartes as BAWC
's preferred provider of global air cargo messaging services between freight forwarders and BAWC