IAG Cargo has recently announced the start of a new route to Guayaquil, Ecuador, increased frequency to Sao Paolo, Brazil and Mexico City, and plans to restart regular flights to San Juan, Puerto Rico. IAG Cargo now services over 150 flights a week between Europe, the UK and Latin America. The new route to Guayaquil, Ecuador was launched in May, and includes three weekly flights with an Airbus A330-200.
“We have always had excellent connections between Europe and Latin America, so we are delighted to be able to offer this new direct route to Guayaquil alongside increasing frequency to Brazil and Mexico, and resuming our service to Puerto Rico,” said Rodrigo Casal, Regional Commercial Manager for Latin America at IAG Cargo. “These extra services represent a unique opportunity for business in the region and we are excited to support the perishable industry further and offering more capacity for the automotive sector.”
The business has increased its services to Sao Paolo, Brazil with daily services from Madrid operated with the A330-300 and a four-weekly rotation on a Boeing 787 or 777 from London Heathrow. The routes facilitate the transportation of tropical fruits, automotive and manufacturing parts to Europe and the UK, and electronics, pharmaceuticals and medical goods into Brazil. From June, IAG Cargo customers will be able to book their freight on flights from Madrid to San Juan as the business restarts direct flights from July.
As of 4 June, customers will also have access to ten weekly flights from Madrid to Mexico City, with two daily frequencies on Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday serviced by the A350. This connection regularly carries automotive parts and perishables, medical supplies such as oximeters and vials for the vaccine, with additional automotive parts, PPE and machinery transported into Mexico.
About IAG Cargo
IAG Cargo is the single business created following the merger of British Airways World Cargo and Iberia Cargo in April 2011. With the combined strength of five airlines - British Airways, Iberia, Aer Lingus, Vueling, and Level, IAG Cargo covers a global network of over 350 destinations. It has a combined workforce of more than 2,470 people. Its parent company, International Airlines Group, is one of the world's largest airline groups with 548 aircraft at 30th June 2020. It is the third largest group in Europe and the sixth largest in the world, based on revenue.
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