British Airways World Cargo
British Airways World Cargo is a division of IAG Cargo, operating air cargo services under the British Airways brand. It is the twelfth-largest cargo airline in the world by total freight tonne-kilometres flown. Freight services are provided using the main British Airways fleet, as well as dedicated freighter aircraft operating under a wet lease agreement with Global Supply Systems.
British Airways opened a World Cargo centre at Heathrow in the late 1990s; it is an automated freight handling centre capable of handling unusual and premium cargo, and fresh produce, of which it handles over 80,000 tons per year. BA World Cargo also handles freight at London's Gatwick and Stansted airports, and, through its partner British Airways Regional Cargo, at all of the main regional airports throughout the UK.
Three Boeing 747-8F aircraft are wet-leased from Global Supply Systems on a multi-year basis. BA World Cargo also utilises space on other dedicated freighters operated by other carriers. The Boeing 747-8s replaced 747-400s; the first entered revenue service in November 2011 followed by the rest the following month.
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