British Airways World Cargo is the world's fifth largest international cargo airline, a core British Airways business, and a profit centre in its own right. A worldwide operation with UK stations at Manchester, Birmingham and Glasgow airports, carrying almost a million tonnes of freight, mail and courier shipments every year to 200 destinations in more than 80 countries. The BA network and our freighter programme make us one of the largest single carrier networks with a reliable schedule, same day connections between most continents and destinations, and extensive road connections.
Our cargo terminal at Heathrow, Ascentis, is one of the largest and most advanced automated freight handling systems in the world. The size of six football pitches, with elevated transfer vehicles and a bar-coding system instantly tracking a piece of freight at any point on its journey. Ascentis is also linked to our cargo business centre Carrus.