IAG Cargo has restarted its year-round direct service from London to Tokyo, which flies three times weekly from London Heathrow.
Paused due to Coronavirus, the resumption of the service will be welcomed by pharmaceutical exporters, a sector of significance for Tokyo freight forwarders using IAG Cargo’s Constant Climate service, which is specifically designed to process time and temperature-sensitive pharmaceuticals.
In 2019, the route played an important role in supporting the British Museum to transport over 200 pieces from Japan for a special manga exhibition, with the help of IAG Cargo’s Secure product.
Alec Rayner, Area Commercial Manager for Japan & Korea, IAG Cargo, said: “Japan is an important part of our network and we are pleased to be re-opening London Heathrow-Tokyo Haneda for our customers. The route is vital for them to stay connected with their trading partners worldwide, allowing the movement of Japanese pharmaceuticals, automotive and manufacturing goods to reach hundreds of destinations.”
Small to medium-sized freight forwarders flying shipments on the resumed service will be able to benefit from IAG Cargo’s loyalty programmes, which include FORWARD.REWARDS and FORWARD.PLATINUM.
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