Miles and milestones: We’re celebrating our 1,000th freighter flight

70,000 tonnes. That’s how much we’ve moved between Hong Kong and London Stansted since launching our freighter partnership on May 1st 2014. After four successful years, we’re celebrating this integral route’s 1,000th flight. 

Since the inaugural flight, we’ve been able to offer more than 400 tonnes in cargo capacity on the route each week. Part of our 300-plus weekly UK-Asia flights, this route flies evenings and peak cargo days, which usually fall from Wednesday to Sunday. Each trip has delivered around 80 tonnes worth of capacity, travelling either through Mumbai International airport, Chennai, Delhi International or Dhaka.

On this route, no two plane loads are ever the same. From fidget spinners destined for Christmas stockings and the latest fashion to hit the high streets, to security-enhancing CCTV equipment, the variety is amazing. With one of the largest wide-body fleets in the world, the cargo that we ship drives businesses in every continent, catering to and defining the trade trends that make our economy.

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