IAG Cargo boosts Latin American service
Increases flights to Bogota and Buenos Aires and a new capacity between Sao Paolo and Buenos Aires.
Lobdon-based IAG Cargo, the cargo division of International Airlines Group (IAG) announced that it has increased services to Colombia and Argentina from Madrid, whilst offering daily capacity between Sao Paolo and Buenos Aires.
The business now services 17 destinations in Latin America from Madrid, London and Barcelona.
Rodrigo Casal, regional commercial manager for Latin America at IAG Cargo, said: "These additional flights will provide a welcome boost to businesses trading between Europe, the UK and Latin America. Additionally, we are delighted to be able to offer regular wide-body capacity between Sao Paulo and Buenos Aires, on flights that feed into London and Madrid."
IAG Cargo has particularly increased services to Colombia, with 14 flights per week now operating between Madrid and Bogota up from the previous 10, while the three flights per week scheduled into Cali is maintained.
The operator also increased services between Madrid-Buenos Aires from 8 to 10 flights per week. Services between London-Heathrow and Mexico City have also been increased to seven per week, which is up from the previous five. IAG Cargo's new service between Sao Paolo and Buenos Aires will enable the flow of goods between the two cities, and the opportunity to fly freight across its network onto busy transatlantic trade lanes. All services utilise the group's wide-body aircraft.
IAG Cargo now offers the capacity to nearly every destination in Latin America which it operated pre-pandemic with over 250 weekly services in total and all utilising wide-body aircraft. This service helped support automotive and manufacturing industries which utilise air freight between the regions, and to the medical sector. The extra capacity will also help perishable exporters seeking to transport fresh produce into Europe and the UK, an important period in the run-up to Valentine's Day.
The news of IAG Cargo's expanded offer in the region follows a strong performance in 2021, when a new route from Heathrow to Guayaquil, Ecuador was announced and increased flights to Sao Paolo, Brazil and Mexico City. Regular flights to San Juan, Puerto Rico and from Heathrow to Rio de Janeiro were also re-started in 2021.
IAG Cargo is the single business created following the merger of British Airways World Cargo and Iberia Cargo in April 2011. In 2020 IAG Cargo had a commercial revenue of €1,306 million.
In a Nutshell
- Flights between Madrid and Colombia rise to 17 services per week and customers can book freight between Sao Paulo to Buenos Aires
- IAG Cargo now operates over 250 flights per week between Latin America, Europe and the UK
- Service to support automotive and manufacturing industries as well as the
- medical sector
- Extra capacity to also help perishable exporters seeking to transport fresh produce into Europe and the UK