Aug 18, 2016: IAG Cargo has announced the start of two new short haul freighter services designed to offer greater connectivity to its global network. Starting today, the carrier will launch a new Madrid-Amsterdam freighter service designed to enable easier access for shipments between Amsterdam and LATAM, while a new flight from Frankfurt to London via Paris will start on August 24; increasing IAG Cargo’s freighter operation out of Paris to a twice weekly service.
The twice weekly Madrid-Amsterdam A300 freighter aircraft will offer a maximum 42 tonnes payload. The new operation will significantly reduce the current transit times via truck, improving the customer proposition for connections from South America and out of Europe. The same aircraft type will be used on the once a week Frankfurt-Paris-London operation, which consolidates the existing Frankfurt flight. Trucking connections will be available for the Frankfurt-Paris flight from London Luton to Heathrow and Gatwick.
“This European capacity expansion comes as a direct result of customer demand and complements upgrades made to the Milan and Oporto services at the beginning of 2016,” said Camilo Garcia, Head of Sales at IAG Cargo. “The new Madrid – Amsterdam service in particular will enable highly efficient access to and from the growing Latin American pharmaceutical market, while the new Paris, Frankfurt, London ‘triangle’ enables us to offer important capacity in two key European markets.”
The Madrid-Amsterdam freighter service will operate on Thursdays and Saturdays and the Frankfurt-Paris-London rotation will operate every Wednesday, complementing the current Paris-London Saturday service.