IAG adds two short-haul European routes
IAG will enable highly-efficient access to and from the Latin American pharmaceutical market, while the new Paris- Frankfurt-London triangle allows the airline to offer important capacity in two key European markets.
IAG Cargo has introduced two new short-haul freighter services. A new Madrid-Amsterdam freighter service, which should improve connectivity for shipments between Amsterdam and Latin America, while another new flight from Frankfurt to London via Paris will increase IAG Cargo’s freighter operation out of Paris to twice weekly. IAG Cargo plans to operate an A300 freighter along the Madrid-Amsterdam route, which has a payload of up to 42 tonnes.
A300 freighters will be used on the once-a-week Frankfurt-Paris-London route
The cargo carrier hopes to pick up time-sensitive shipments by beating the current transit times via truck and by improving the customer proposition for connections from South America and out of Europe. A300 freighters will also be used on the once-a-week Frankfurt-Paris-London route, which consolidates the existing Frankfurt flight. Trucking connections will connect the Frankfurt-Paris route to cargo coming from London Luton to Heathrow and Gatwick airports.
“This European capacity expansion comes as a direct result of customer demand, and complements upgrades made to the Milan and Oporto services at the beginning of 2016,” explained Camilo Garcia, Head-Sales, IAG Cargo.
The Madrid-Amsterdam freighter service will operate on Thursdays and Saturdays and the Frankfurt-Paris-London rotation will fly every Wednesday.