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IAG Cargo is the cargo handling division of International Airlines Group (IAG). IAG Cargo uses the freight capacity of its sister airlines' passenger flights, such as British Airways, and maintains three hubs located at Dublin Airport, London Heathrow Airport and Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport. IAG Cargo provides freight transportation to more than 350 destinations in over 80 countries through its affiliated passenger airlines.

IAG Cargo
FoundedApril 2011; 8 years ago (2011-04)
Key people
Lynne Embleton (CEO)
ParentInternational Airlines Group


The freight services of British Airways World Cargo were provided using the main British Airways fleet. BA World Cargo also operated freighter aircraft under a wet lease agreement with Global Supply Systems until 2014.[1] The freight services of Aer Lingus Cargo and Iberia Cargo were provided using the entire fleet of both respective airlines. The company was formed in April 2011 by the merger of British Airways World Cargo and Iberia Cargo.[2] BMI Cargo was also integrated into the business following IAG's purchase of British Midland International in April 2012, similarly following the takeover of Aer Lingus services were also integrated in 2016. 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.

IAG Cargo's hub in London was built in 1999 for the entry, transit and exit of international cargo shipments. The campus is centred on two facilities consisting of over 90,000 sq. metres of space and a capacity of 800,000 tonnes a year. IAG Cargo's hub in Madrid was originally built for Iberia Cargo in 1994 for the entry, transit and exit of international cargo shipments. It features over 20,000 sq. metres of space.


  1. ^ "What next for Global Supply Systems? | Cargo Facts". Retrieved 2017-01-19.
  2. ^ Steve Gunning. "Welcome to IAG Cargo". IAG Cargo. Retrieved 19 April 2013.

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