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IAG Cargo boosts Latin America and Caribbean capacity for summer season 

May 18, 2023

IAG Cargo, the cargo division of International Airlines Group (IAG) announces additional capacity for the summer season between Latin America, the Caribbean and its hubs - London, Madrid, and Barcelona.

Overall, IAG Cargo now offers 400 wide-body weekly services between Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean. Following a revival last year, IAG Cargo now services 33 per cent more destinations in Latin America and the Caribbean than pre-pandemic.

IAG Cargo customers will benefit from more capacity to the region with flights between Madrid and Bogota increasing from 14 to 18 weekly services and in Lima four more connections will be added, offering 11 weekly flights. Panama will have between five and seven weekly connections throughout the summer, and daily services from November onwards. The business now also offers a daily service between London and Mexico, with flights between Barcelona and Chile restarting.

In the Caribbean, services between Madrid and Havana increase to five per week and Puerto Rico to six per week in August. Flights between London and Bermuda have increased to a daily service.

Rodrigo Casal, Regional Commercial Manager for Latin America and the Caribbean at IAG Cargo said: “It’s great to see our network continuing to grow in Latin America and the Caribbean, these are vital trade routes crucial for maintaining a healthy global economy and supporting people’s livelihoods. The increased frequencies offer our customers more options to connect their cargo to the rest of the world via our network which today covers six continents, and we recently introduced China back to our regular schedule – an important market for many exporters in Latin America.’

These routes regularly facilitate the movement of perishables and popular foods grown locally including flowers, papayas, mangos, and stone fruits as well as pharmaceuticals and automotive parts.

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