Our History

APRIL 2020

IAG Cargo operate cargo-only flights for the first time on passenger aircraft. Food and esssential medical supplies were transported in the bellyhold of the aircrafts to keep freight flying around the world.

JUNE 2017

The cargo operations of new long-haul low cost airline brand LEVEL joins IAG Cargo, providing provided long-haul services out of Barcelona.


Aer Lingus Cargo is merged into IAG Cargo after the acquisition of Irelands' national flag carrier Aer Lingus by IAG.


Spanish airline, Vueling joins IAG providing numerous destinations across Europe and North Africa on their narrow-body planes.

APRIL 2011

IAG Cargo was born from the merger of British Airways World Cargo and Iberia Cargo following the formation of IAG (International Airlines Group) where British Airways and Iberia were merged.


British Airways World Cargo open their new premium frieght handling facility "Premia". Priortisie shipments and Constant Climate shipments are processed in this facility.


British Airways new cargo terminal is opened at London Heathrow airport and is named Ascentis. The 83,000 sq ft terminal is capable of handling 800,000 tonnes of cargo per year and features extensive storage space as well as a state-of-the-art telehandling system.


British Airways became British Airways World Cargo operating a fleet of Boeing 747-8 freighter planes allowing them to carry large and bulky items as air cargo around the globe.


The first express (which would later become our "Prioritise" product) shipment was flown on a Concorde from London to John F. Kennedy airport, New York.

MAY 1936

The very first Aer Lingus flight from Baldonnel to Bristol on 27 May 1936 is recorded as having carried a parcel of Irish Times newspapers as cargo, destined for London.


The first ever Iberia flight takes place.


AT & T (Aircraft Transport and Travel Limited) a predecessor to British Airways completed the first international scheduled flight from London to Paris carrying one passenger and cargo consisting of Devonshire cream, newspapers, grouse and jam.