IAG Cargo

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IAG Cargo
Industry Cargo
Predecessor British Airways World Cargo
Iberia Cargo
Founded April 2011
Key people
Andrew Crawley (CEO)
Parent International Airlines Group
Website www.iagcargo.com

IAG Cargo is the cargo handling division of International Airlines Group (IAG). IAG Cargo uses the freight capacity of its sister airline's passenger flights and therefore maintains two global hubs located at London Heathrow and Madrid-Barajas Airport. IAG Cargo offers freight transportation to more than 350 destinations in over 80 countries.

The company was formed in April 2011 by the merger of British Airways World Cargo and Iberia Cargo.[1] BMI Cargo was also integrated into the business following IAG's purchase of British Midland International in April 2012.

In 2012 the operations of British Airways World Cargo and Iberia Cargo had joint turnover of €1,217 million. They have a combined workforce of more than 2,400 people covering a global network of over 350 destinations.

London Hub[edit]

IAG Cargo's London Hub is the New World Cargo Centre, built in 1999 for the entry, transit and exit of international cargo shipments.

The campus is centred on two major facilities. Ascentis and Premia.

Ascentis Ascentis sits at the heart of IAG Cargo's global network and is one of the world’s most advanced freight processing facilities. The centre has a capacity of 800,000 tonnes a year across a total floor area of 82,465 sq. metres.

Premia Premia handles IAG Cargo's premium product range with focus on care and the need for speed. The facility is 8,640 sq. metres.

Madrid Hub[edit]

IAG Cargo's Operations Centre is the Terminal de Carga de Madrid(Madrid Cargo Terminal), built for Iberia Cargo in 1994 for the entry, transit and exit of international cargo shipments. Its technical characteristics are:

  • 16,400 square meters: 9,000 on the ground side, with 9 loading bays and 7,400 square meters on the air side on a plot of land of 35,000 sq. meters.
  • 36 loading and unloading bays for vehicles.
  • An automated (robotized) warehouse with 375 pallet positions of 10 feet each.
  • 5 storage levels

Through the Cacesa subsidiary, it provides an express parcel service.


  1. ^ Steve Gunning. "Welcome to IAG Cargo". IAG Cargo. Retrieved 19 April 2013. 

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