IAG Cargo has launched a new route between to Dakar, Senegal and Madrid, in response to increasing cargo demand to West Africa. It operates five times a week with an Iberia Airbus 330 and A350 with cargo capacity of 20 and 30 tonnes per flight.
IAG Cargo said the new route would facilitate exports of electronics and pharmaceuticals to Dakar while inbound traffic would include perishables such as green beans, mangos, melons, and fish to including to the US and Asia Pacific as via Madrid.
IAG Cargo now operates over 25 flights a week to the region, flying directly to Accra in Ghana as well as Lagos and Abuja in Nigeria from London-Heathrow.
IAG Cargo regional commercial manager for Europe and Africa, Freddie Overton, said: “This is an exciting new route for IAG Cargo that will benefit many businesses across Europe and West Africa. We know that our customers have been interested in expanding their reach into West Africa and it’s exciting to be making this happen and expanding into a new market.”