IAG Cargo launches new Paris to New York route through OpenSkies
IAG Cargo has launched the start of a new Paris Orly to Newark New Jersey route, its first ever direct cargo route between France and the USA. The service is expected to appeal to French forwarders looking to access the US market through a more local hub. The route will be served by a wide bodied OpenSkies B767-200 aircraft and will operate four times a week. It is anticipated that fashion and textiles, perishables and spare machinery parts will make up a significant proportion of the commodity mix. Express products will be shipped under IAG Cargo’s Prioritise offering while must travel emergency shipments will travel under the carrier’s newly launched Critical product.
David Shepherd, Commercial Director at IAG Cargo commented: “This new development presents an exciting new opportunity that allows us to better serve our European customers. Our new route opens direct access from mainland Europe to the North-East of the USA maximising efficiencies and minimising security and handling costs for European forwarders. This launch demonstrates our commitment to investing in and delivering against market demand to meet the needs of global businesses, while our network and product portfolio is ideally suited to help support to the key commodity flows we expect on this route.”
IAG Cargo’s premium product portfolio benefits the wide range of businesses operating across multiple industries wishing to ship goods to the US. The new route complements the carrier’s existing operation into the US which comprises 22 gateways and over 800 flights per week into North America. In total IAG Cargo offers businesses access to a network of more than 350 destinations.