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.
BA World Cargo operate dedicated freighter aircraft services to Atlanta, Bahrain, Chennai, Chicago, Cologne/Bonn, Dammam, Delhi, Dhaka, Dubai, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Houston, Johannesburg, Madrid, Mumbai, Nairobi, Shanghai-Pudong and Zaragoza from their London-Stansted Hub.
Three Boeing 747-8F were wet-leased from Global Supply Systems on a multi-year basis in November 2011, replacing 747-400s;. However, BA World Cargo has since announced it will pull out of freighter business in April 2014, the aircraft in service will be returned to Atlas Air by GSS.
BA World Cargo also utilises space on dedicated freighters operated by other carriers.
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