IAG Cargo’s Aer Lingus arm is to restart services from Dublin to Miami from the end of October. Flights will initially operate twice weekly, increasing to three times a week on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays from 31 October using an A330-300 offering up 20 tonnes of cargo capacity, or the equivalent of seven aircraft pallets.
IAG Cargo says the capacity will support the pharmaceutical industry in Ireland, with some 120 overseas companies operating plants in Ireland including none of the 10 largest firms in the world.
IAG Cargo is certified under the Irish Exporters Association (IEA) GDP passport program to move pharmaceutical and medical products that require temperature sensitive handling.
Daniel Byrne, regional commercial manager UK and Ireland at IAG Cargo commented: “It’s great to see our once popular Dublin to Miami route back in action. Dublin Airport is home to our sister airline, Aer Lingus, and is a central hub for our Constant Climate network. I’m very pleased to be offering our customers the opportunity to transport vital pharmaceutical cargo and medical equipment between Europe and the US. As the air cargo industry heads into the busy Q4 period, it’s important as a company that we continue to revive and introduce routes across our expansive wide-body network.”
Pravin Singh, vice president commercial, Americas at IAG Cargo added: “Miami is one of our latest transatlantic routes to resume on Aer Lingus and we’re excited to be building back our US connectivity this year. We look forward to providing this service for our customers to our base in Dublin, following a temporary pause. Miami is an important part of our network, allowing customers to also move their products from Central and South America through our interline partners, supplementing our own capacity.”
IAG Cargo now offers 10 destinations into the US and Canada from Dublin including New York, Boston, San Francisco, and Los Angeles.