Photo © Edward Lai
Then Atlas Air took a 49 per cent stake in a new airline, Global Supply Systems, that's raison d'etre is to operate freight flights on behalf of BA World Cargo:
Photo © Nathan Zalcman - AirTeamImages
Photo © David Townsend - WorldAirImages
Photo © Christian Ettelt
They also usually have a 742 on wet lease from Atlas Air:
Photo © K.H. Ng - HKAEC
and take space and code share with Korean Air Cargo. Except for the Korean aircraft that operates into LHR, the other 747s fly out of STN. A lot of transfer freight makes the quite long road journey between the two airports.
For shorthaul air freight I also believe that all (?) DHL flights operating into LHR are operating on behalf of BA. These flights are usually at the weekend when LHR slot constraint is not so critical and DHL has spare capacity from its own business package work.
But why has BA not had its own in house freighter operation since they sold G-KILO to CX back in the early to mid 1980s?