According to IAG Cargo, the cargo division of British Airways' parent company International Airlines Group (IAG), BA's recent decision to cancel more than 10,000 flights out of the UK will have no impact on its air cargo shipments. On July 6, BA announced that it would cut 10,300 short-haul flights between August and the end of October, affecting London Heathrow, Gatwick, and London City airports.
BA is collaborating with our five sister airlines to continue to leverage the strength of our global network to help our customers deliver goods to manufacturers and consumers worldwide. IAG Cargo operates an airfreight network that includes the belly capacity on BA flights as well as capacity on Aer Lingus, Iberia, LEVEL, and Vueling.
Heathrow Airport recently implemented a "capacity cap" of 100,000 daily passengers, effective from July 12 to September 11. It stated that this is due to staff shortages, particularly in ground handling. The cap has added to the difficulties that airlines are already facing.