As we kickstart 2022, we first wanted to revisit our most read articles published in 2021 – from our celebration of inspirational women at IAG Cargo to our deep-dive into the world of animal crossings.
1. 10 years of IAG Cargo: Mergers, acquisitions & metal
In at number one is the first of three articles celebrating 10 years of IAG Cargo. In this piece, we explore the moments that have defined us, from mergers and acquisitions to world-class facilities and aircrafts. Read through some of the events that make us the company we are today, including the birth of IAG Cargo when British Airways World Cargo and Iberia Cargo merged in 2011. The second piece in this series focused on the rebrand, e-booking and the debut of our critical product.
READ: 10 YEARS OF IAG CARGO
2. Animal crossing: Flying Animals with IAG Cargo
Another of our top articles of 2021 was a fascinating deep dive into how IAG Cargo transports animals through our Live Animals service. In this insightful piece, we lift the lid on how we work with some of the world’s most prestigious zoos and charities, including Born Free Foundation, Humane Society International, Animals Lebanon and Monkey World. As well as discussing all the furry guests we’ve been fortunate to transport over the years, from a cheetah from Johannesburg to an endangered baby slow loris from Beirut.
READ: Animal crossing: Flying Animals with IAG Cargo
3. Women in logistics: 5 Inspiring stories from around IAG Cargo
At number three is our article celebrating International Women’s Day 2021. We speak to some of the inspirational women we have working with us at IAG Cargo and ask them about their journeys within the company so far, their career takeaways, and their top pieces of advice –women like Amrita Kaur, Cargo Key Account Manager India who has worked in cargo for an incredible 13 years.
4. Journey into the cold chain at London Heathrow
Another pretty cool piece from our top read articles of 2021 was this story on the cold chain at London Heathrow. In this article, we invite you to explore what happens when you book shipments with IAG Cargo’s Constant Climate product. As well as taking you on a journey, we also give you an insight into the process itself. For example, did you know that there are two separate temperature-controlled zones in cargo? Read the article to find out what they are…
5. 10 minutes with… Senior Cargo Duty Manager Andrew Gipps
In February 2021, we sat down with Senior Cargo Duty Manager, Andrew Gipps to discuss how COVID transformed the way agents handle cargo at IAG Cargo’s Heathrow Hub. In this piece, Andrew talks us through the highs and lows of the past couple of years and how he – and his team – have had to adapt and come together in this new and forever changing COVID world.
6. How IAG Cargo Madrid stood up to the pandemic
Talking of adapting, our article on how IAG Cargo Madrid pivoted during the pandemic was also up there with our top pieces of 2021. In this story, we spoke to the Director of Spanish Hub and Operations, Fernando Terol Armas about the importance of resilience, the achievements he is most proud of from 2021, and how IAG Cargo Madrid adapted to hold and transport vaccines from across the globe.
7. IAG Cargo’s Gabriella Tamasi becomes first woman to chair IATA Live Animal and Perishables board
Also featuring in our 2021 round-up is our interview with IAG Cargo’s Gabriella Tamasi. In 2021, Technical Standards Executive Gabriella became the first woman to be appointed Chair of IATA’s Live Animals and Perishables Board. In this insightful article, she talks us through how her experience brought her to this pivotal point in her career, as well as what her hopes are for her IAG legacy.
8. How to redeem hotel stays, flights and free cargo with IAG Cargo Forward.Rewards points
The final piece in our top reads from 2021 focuses on our Forward.Rewards benefits. At IAG Cargo, we know the importance of recognising our loyal customers. In this guide, we detail how you can make the most of our loyalty programme, including redeeming points against flights and hotel stays.