The cargo division of International Airlines Group (IAG), IAG Cargo, has announced Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport as its latest Constant Climate approved station in the US.
The station will facilitate the movement of pharmaceuticals that require precise time and temperature management between Cincinnati and London Heathrow.
This bringing the total number of approved Constant Climate stations in the US to 21.
Constant Climate is IAG Cargo’s state-of-the-art cold chain product for transporting temperature-sensitive pharmaceutical products as air cargo.
IAG Cargo says the Cincinnati station will leverage its extensive network which links six continents to transport critical cargo such as vaccines, medicinal drugs, and clinical trial medication around the world.
This service will be of special interest to pharmaceutical customers located in Ireland and India whose life-saving medicines frequently transit through London Heathrow to the US.
Jordan Kohlbeck, head of pharmaceutical at IAG Cargo, said: “We are very excited about the opening of a new Constant Climate station at Cincinnati airport.
“The opening of Cincinnati will allow us to support more customers globally and provide another route by which they can utilise our cold chain solution to transport their key pharmaceuticals.
“We look forward to working with our partners and customers to increase our pharmaceutical offerings with this new addition.”
During the first half of 2023, Constant Climate experienced a 45 per cent increase in the volume of pharmaceuticals transported across its network compared to the previous year.
IAG Cargo was created following the merger of British Airways World Cargo and Iberia Cargo in April 2011.
Following the integration of additional airlines into the business, including Aer Lingus, Vueling and LEVEL, IAG Cargo now covers a global network covering six continents.
With a combined workforce of more than 2,250 people, IAG Cargo’s parent company, International Airlines group, is one of the world’s largest airline groups with 558 aircraft at December 31, 2022.