New flights to Montevideo and Santo Domingo complement the carrier’s existing network between Europe and LATAM. The additional capacity offered to the market facilitates additional business opportunities for IAG’s cargo division.
Both services will commence at the beginning of September, upping the destinations served by IAG Cargo in Latin America to sixteen. The new roundtrips will be operated by Iberia Airbus A330 and
A340-300 out of Madrid, IAG Cargo’s gateway to South and Central America. On the Madrid – Santo Domingo route each flight will deliver between 9.4 and 12.7 tons of capacity, and between 6.5
and 11.7 tons on the Madrid - Montevideo segment, reads an announcement issued by IAG Cargo.
The new routes will be operated five times a week in the case of Santo Domingo and four times a week for Montevideo. The services will provide support to businesses in a variety of sectors, but in particular perishables such as meat, fruits and vegetables; as well as leather goods, which form the bulk of shipments from Santo Domingo and Montevideo, respectively.
Comments Camilo Garcia, Head of Global Key Accounts at IAG Cargo:
“IAG Cargo runs a range of successful cargo operations from Latin America to the rest of the world, shipping everything from vegetables from Central America, to asparagus from Peru and fresh fruit from Argentina and Chile, as well as flowers from Colombia and Ecuador. Latin America is also becoming an important market for pharmaceutical products and we expect this to be a key area of growth.” The manager goes on to say that part of the additional biz captured on both routes will be linked “through our air bridge, which operates between London Heathrow and Madrid.”
Rodrigo Casal, VP LATAM at IAG Cargo states: “One of IAG Cargo’s key differentiators is our ability to connect global businesses with key markets in Latin America. We see this service being
particularly important for perishables producers looking to supply European countries and Asian manufacturers looking for routes into Latin America.”