IAG Cargo has restarted its direct service from the UK to Tokyo. The service was paused due to the impact of Covid-19.

    The London-Tokyo operation will now run three times per week year-round, from London Heathrow Airport.

    IAG Cargo noted that Tokyo was “particularly significant” for the export of pharmaceutical goods. These are moved using the company’s ‘Constant Climate’ cold chain service, which has been designed to process time and temperature sensitive pharmaceuticals.

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    A vital route for the transport of pharmaceuticals, automotive and manufacturing goods has re-opened

    The company’s Heathrow-Tokyo Haneda route helped support the British Museum in 2019 in the transport of more than 200 pieces from Japan for a special manga exhibition.

    “Japan is an important part of our network and we are pleased to be re-opening [the route] for our customers,” said IAG Cargo’s Area Commercial Manager for Japan & Korea Alec Rayner.

    “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.”