IAG Cargo announces new cargo direct route from Madrid to Dakar
IAG Cargo announces a new direct route to Dakar, Senegal from Madrid as the company responds to increasing demand for the transportation of goods to West Africa. With the new route, IAG Cargo now services over 25 flights a week to the region, flying directly to Accra in Ghana as well as Lagos and Abuja in Nigeria from London-Heathrow.
The new route to Dakar, Senegal marks the first direct flight to the city for IAG Cargo. Flights along this route are running five times a week utilizing an Iberia Airbus 330 and A350 with an approximate capacity of 20 and 30 tonnes per flight. This direct route will be mainly used to import electronics and pharmaceuticals into Dakar. Through IAG Cargo’s extensive network the route will also allow perishables such as green beans, mangos, melons, and fish to reach the US and Asia Pacific as quickly as possible via Madrid.
Freddie Overton, regional commercial manager for Europe and Africa at IAG Cargo said, “This is an exciting new route for IAG Cargo that will benefit many businesses across Europe and West Africa. We know that our customers have been interested in expanding their reach into West Africa and it’s exciting to be making this happen and expanding into a new market.”
This route reflects IAG Cargo’s focus on expanding into new markets supporting customer need. Additionally, customers have the opportunity to Charter any aircraft in the fleet to almost any destination in the world, this service is alongside our extensive program of scheduled and cargo-only flights.