IAG Cargo increases Panama capacity
05 / 03 / 2015
IAG CARGO is increasing services between its Madrid [Iberia] hub and the high growth region of Panama in central America.
The development improves cargo connectivity between European and Latin American markets, says IAG Cargo.
The route, served by Iberia’s A340s as well as its brand new A330-300, will deliver increased lift in and out of Panama City and boost capacity by 24 per cent following the introduction of daily flights, says a statement.
Panama has an anticipated GDP growth of 6.9 per cent this year, making it Latin America’s fastest-growing region.
Rodrigo Casal, IAG Cargo’s regional commercial manager for LATAM says: “The additional capacity on offer complements our existing routes out of Latin America and into Europe, with these flights being particularly important for the delivery of perishable goods from across the region, for example carrying fresh flowers from Colombia.
“The increase in flight frequency highlights IAG Cargo’s commitment to the region, connecting businesses in Panama to IAG Cargo’s global network, delivering fast and easy access to the world’s most important trade markets,” he adds.
Iberia, operating as part of the IAG Cargo network, is the only airline to have flown between Europe and Panama without interruption since 1971.