IAG’s narrowbody option for European freight
25 / 02 / 2015
IAG Cargo has launched EuroConnector – a time-definite option for freight into, around and out of Europe that uses narrowbody aircraft capacity.
The freight arm of British Airways and Iberia of Spain said that the service will help optimise capacity on its short-haul network. The launch has been timed to coincide with peak business demand in the run up to Christmas.
Businesses currently relying on truck networks when connecting globally to or from Europe can access the carrier’s short-haul network of 114 European destinations through a “simply-priced tariff”.
EuroConnector delivers cargo within either 24 or 48 hours and is available for shipments of less than 300kg.
Steve Gunning, chief executive of IAG Cargo, commented: “EuroConnector offers global businesses a choice of time-definite, cost-effective solutions for shipping goods into, around and out of Europe.
Both versions of the service are built “with reliability in mind” said IAG Cargo, with a performance guarantee on EuroConnector 24.
Booking cut-off times range from two to six hours depending on whether the cargo is loose or intact.
All routings are via London Heathrow, London Gatwick, Madrid or Barcelona and are serviced by the more than 6,000 weekly flights that IAG Cargo supports on its European network.
The product will operate across three global business flows: intra-Europe, inter-Europe from and ex-Europe to North America, Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Africa, and Latin America.