IAG Cargo boosts services to Latin America with the restart of flights between Barcelona and Chile


IAG Cargo, the cargo division of International Airlines Group (IAG), has announced the restart of services between Barcelona and Chile for the first time since pre-pandemic.

The route will run 4 times a week to Santiago de Chile International Airport from 31st October 2022. The service will utilise a LEVEL Airbus A330-200 aircraft.

Barcelona is one of IAG Cargo’s four hubs, alongside London Heathrow, Madrid, and Dublin, and is home to two of the IAG Group’s airlines, LEVEL and Vueling.

Barcelona is well positioned to connect Latin America and the rest of Europe, with an extensive trucking network into nearby countries.

IAG Cargo is currently operating over 250 weekly services between Europe, UK and Latin American destinations such as Mexico, Brazil and Ecuador.

This additional capacity between Spain and Chile will further support the movement of popular commodities, including fruit, vegetables and fish, utilizing IAG Cargo’s Constant Fresh service to ensure the produce arrives on supermarket shelves in peak condition.

Rodrigo Casal, Regional Commercial Manager for Latin America at IAG Cargo said: “Latin America is a major trade route for our customers, particularly for perishables into Europe.

“We’re delighted to be able to restart our operations between Barcelona and Chile to facilitate the movement of essential foods and support local farming communities.”

Ricard Falomir, Chief Operations & Digital Officer of LEVEL, said: “We are pleased to resume our operations between Barcelona and Santiago de Chile for passengers and cargo, contributing to the extensive cargo network of IAG Cargo, possible thanks to the synergies of the Group.

“LEVEL is the only airline that directly connects both destinations, a strategic market regarding not only passengers but also cargo.

“The route is in addition to the service in Buenos Aires, which reaches the daily flight in this winter season”.

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