IAG Cargo has launched a new route between Barcelona and Los Angeles and has restarted between Barcelona and San Francisco for the first time since the end of September 2021.
The routes operated by IAG’s LEVEL arm, fly up to four times a week to Los Angeles and four times a week to San Francisco using Airbus A330-200 aircraft, with a capacity of up to 14 tonnes of cargo.
One of the most popular commodities transported between the regions is fresh asparagus, from Los Angeles to Barcelona using IAG’s Constant Fresh service. Other traffics include textiles, electronics, automotive parts and biomedical technology.
Regional commercial manager for Spain and Portugal, Idoia Martinez, said: “These are important trade routes that not only offers customers more opportunities to transport cargo between Europe and the USA, but it also supports farmers in the region to get their perishables to Europe’s supermarket shelves. IAG Cargo already has an expansive Transatlantic network between Europe and North America with daily flights to destinations such as New York and Boston and Atlanta, so the addition of these routes offers greater capacity between the regions.”
LEVEL’s chief operations and digital officer Ricard Falomir, commented: “The US is one of the most strategic markets for the business as shown with the offer of these routes in the West Coast – our 2022 summer season now services four routes in the US.”