IAG Cargo Boosts Latin American Service with increased flights to Bogota and Buenos Aires and a new capacity between Sao Paolo and Buenos Aires

  • IAG Cargo now operates over 250 flights per week between Latin America, Europe and the UK 
  • News follows a strong performance for IAG Cargo in Latin America in 2021, reflecting strong growth of trade between the region and Europe 

IAG Cargo, the cargo division of International Airlines Group (IAG) announces that it has increased services to Colombia and Argentina from Madrid, whilst offering daily capacity between Sao Paolo and Buenos Aires. The business now services 17 destinations in Latin America from Madrid, London, and Barcelona.

IAG Cargo has particularly increased services to Colombia, with 14 flights per week now operating between Madrid and Bogota (up on the previous 10), while the three flights per week scheduled into Cali are maintained. It has also increased services between Madrid-Buenos Aires from 8 to 10 flights per week, and services between London-Heathrow and Mexico City increased to 7 per week (up from the previous 5). IAG Cargo’s new service between Sao Paolo and Buenos Aires will enable the flow of goods between the two cities, and the opportunity to fly freight across its network onto busy transatlantic trade lanes. All services utilize the Group’s wide-body aircraft. 

IAG Cargo now offers the capacity to nearly every destination in Latin America which it operated pre-pandemic with over 250 weekly services in total and all utilizing wide-body aircraft. This service has proved particularly valuable to the automotive and manufacturing industries which utilize air freight between the regions, and to the medical sector. The extra capacity also benefits perishable exporters seeking to transport fresh produce into Europe and the UK, an important period in the run-up to Valentine’s Day.

Rodrigo Casal, Regional Commercial Manager for Latin America at IAG Cargo, said: “These additional flights will provide a welcome boost to businesses trading between Europe, the UK, and Latin America. Additionally, we are delighted to be able to offer regular wide-body capacity between Sao Paulo and Buenos Aires, on flights that feed into London and Madrid. Our global network allows customers a gateway to the world, connecting automotive freight to assembly plants in Europe, or perishables onto the supermarket shelves in the UK.” 

The news of IAG Cargo’s expanded offer in the region follows a strong performance in 2021, when a new route from Heathrow to Guayaquil, Ecuador was announced and increased flights to Sao Paolo, Brazil, and Mexico City. Regular flights to San Juan, Puerto Rico, and from Heathrow to Rio de Janiero were also re-started in 2021. 

Eligible customers seeking to book their freight with IAG Cargo can benefit from its loyalty programme – FORWARD.REWARDS and FORWARD.PLATINUM.

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