British Airways World Cargo

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British Airways World Cargo formerly British Airways Cargo was a division of IAG Cargo, operating air cargo services under the British Airways brand. It was the twelfth-largest cargo airline in the world by total freight tonne-kilometres flown.[1] Freight services were provided using the main British Airways fleet, as well as dedicated freighter aircraft operating under a wet lease agreement with Global Supply Systems.

BA World Cargo operated an automated cargo centre at London Heathrow Airport, and had a base for long-haul freighter services at London Stansted Airport.[2]

The company ended operations on 30 April 2014,[3][4] having been fully merged into IAG Cargo.

History[edit]

British Airways opened a World Cargo centre at Heathrow in the late 1990s;[5] 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.[6] 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.[7]

Destinations[edit]

BA World Cargo operated dedicated freighter aircraft services to points in Africa, Middle East, Indian Subcontinent, East Asia, North America and Europe from their London-Stansted base.

Fleet[edit]

A Boeing 747-8F of British Airways World Cargo

BA World Cargo fleet at April 2014 consisted of:

BA World Cargo also utilised space on dedicated freighters operated by other carriers.

Previously operated

References[edit]

  1. ^ "BA World Cargo Adds to Surcharge". Traffic World. 25 August 2005. 
  2. ^ "BA keeps Stansted freighter base". Cargo News Asia. 19 March 2009. 
  3. ^ "British Airways to Pursue New Opportunities". Finance.yahoo.com. 2014-01-17. Retrieved 2014-06-16. 
  4. ^ "Atlas Air invests in new UK airline". Atlas Air Inc. (Press release). 12 April 2001. Archived from the original on 26. 
  5. ^ Andren, Emily (1 June 1995). "British Airways unveils cargo center plan". Air Cargo World. Retrieved 28 June 2010. 
  6. ^ "British Airways World Cargo". Freight International. Retrieved 27 September 2007. 
  7. ^ "British Airways Regional Cargo.(People Watch)(general manager appointed)". Traffic World. 23 February 2004. 
  8. ^ Barnard, Bruce (30 July 2010). "BA Adding Three 747–8 Freighters to Fleet". The Journal of Commerce. 
  9. ^ "Photos: Boeing 707-336C Aircraft Pictures". Airliners.net. 1981-03-28. Retrieved 2014-06-16. 
  10. ^ "Photos: Boeing 747-236F/SCD Aircraft Pictures". Airliners.net. Retrieved 2014-06-16. 
  11. ^ "Photos: Boeing 747-47UF/SCD Aircraft Pictures". Airliners.net. 2001-02-18. Retrieved 2014-06-16. 
  12. ^ "Photos: Vickers 953C Merchantman Aircraft Pictures". Airliners.net. 1979-01-17. Retrieved 2014-06-16. 

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