IAG Cargo has opened a new pharmaceutical center at London Heathrow Airport, the latest step in the expansion of its Constant Climate service for transporting temperature-sensitive pharmaceutical material.
The new Constant Climate Centre handles and stores the merged British Airways-Iberia carrier’s Passive and Active Constant Climate products. The facility includes two temperature-controlled zones: the first maintained at 2 to 8 degrees Celsius (about 35 to 46 degrees Fahrenheit), and the second maintained at 15 to 25 degrees Celsius.
“This new facility underpins just how important the pharmaceutical market is to IAG Cargo’s growth strategy,” said Steve Gunning, managing director at IAG Cargo, in a written statement. “The Heathrow Constant Climate Centre lies at the heart of one of the largest temperature-controlled cargo networks in the world, and will be a huge benefit to global pharmaceutical companies as they look for efficient routes to market.”