IAG restores Latin America routes to pre-Covid levels

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IAG Cargo says it now offers capacity to nearly every destination in Latin America which it operated pre-pandemic. It has has increased services Madrid, London and Barcelona to Colombia and Argentina from Madrid and is now offering daily capacity between Sao Paolo and Buenos Aires. The carrier – which comprises British Airways, Aer Lingus, Iberia and Vuelling now serves 17 destinations in Latin America from.

Some 14 flights per week now operate between Madrid and Bogota, Colombia, compared with ten previously along with three existing flights per week to Cali. It has also increased flights between Madrid and Buenos Aires from 8 to 10 and between London-Heathrow and Mexico City from five to

IAG Cargo’s new service between Sao Paolo and Buenos Aires will not only provide cargo capacity between the two cities but offer the opportunity to fly freight across its network onto transatlantic routes. All services are operated wide-body aircraft.

IAG Cargo now operates over 250 weekly services to the region, all using wide-body aircraft. The service has proved particularly valuable to the automotive and manufacturing 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, 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.”

IAG Cargo announced a new route from Heathrow to Guayaquil, Ecuador in 2021 along with 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. 

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