We reported last week on IAG Cargo’s first quarter results and its varied product pallet.
It seems that the carrier is not just leaving it at that, but also has firm ideas on how to expand their German cargo operation.
The plan is to boost cargo capacity in 2015 out of Germany by 18% compared to last year.
This is apparently aimed at increasing availability on the EuroConnector services in and around Europe.
Utilizing Vueling capacity
This, according to news from IAG Cargo’s headquarters will be achieved through using the belly capacity of their other Spanish partner, Vueling on their fleet of narrow bodied aircraft.
Capacity will be offered to Barcelona into and out of Duesseldorf, Hannover, Stuttgart, Berlin (Tegel), Frankfurt, Munich and Hamburg.
The IAG Cargo management states that this will greatly increase their network in Germany by giving their clients 47 additional direct flights per week through Barcelona.
Connections are planned from BCN into Madrid and onto destinations in South America.
Complementing Madrid and London services
Operations for this new service will start as of the end of May. The exception being Munich and Frankfurt, which will be slotted in later this year.
The above mentioned flights out of Germany will complement British Airways’ existing 19 direct daily flights to London as well the 18 daily operations to Madrid
Chris Nielen, Regional Commercial Manager at IAG Cargo commented on this new service as follows: “This significant enhancement to our short-haul capacity out of Germany will provide customers with new options for intra-European trade and by connecting through our Madrid and London hubs, for international trade.”
The EuroConnector service delivers cargo loads of less than 300 kilos within either 24 or 48 hours. The carrier guarantees a 50 percent money back on the EuroConnector 24 service if delivery is not met within that timeframe.
John Mc Donagh