IAG Cargo to boost LatAm network

IAG Cargo is adding Montevideo in Uruguay and Santa Domingo in the Dominican Republic to its Latin American network via passenger aircraft capacity.
Key market sectors for the additional uplift include perishables such as meat, fruits and vegetables, as well as leather goods.
Flights to the two new cities will start in early September and will build on IAG Cargo’s Latin America presence, which will grow to 16 destinations for the business which comprises the British Airways and Iberia cargo arms.
The routes will be served from IAG Cargo’s hub in Madrid by Iberia Airbus A330 and A340-300 aircraft. Each flight will deliver between 9.4 and 12.7 tonnes of capacity on the five times a week Madrid – Santo Domingo route, and between 6.5 and 11.7 tonnes of capacity on the four times a week Madrid – Montevideo route.
Rodrigo Casal, vice president LatAm at IAG Cargo, commented: “One of IAG Cargo’s key differentiators is our ability to connect global businesses with key markets in Latin America. These new routes will build on this strength and provide important trade connections that will help support global economic growth.
“We see this service being particularly important for perishables producers looking to supply European countries and Asian manufacturers looking for routes into Latin America; drawing on our operational excellence to deliver on their requirements.”

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