July 02, 2014: IAG Cargo has today announced that it is increasing the frequency of flights between its Madrid hub and Bogota, Colombia.
Two additional weekly flights will be added to schedules from 9th August, with this number increasing to three in September. These additional frequencies will be offered on top of the daily flight that already operates on this route and will be in service for ten weeks in total, providing customers with increased flexibility during the summer period.
The flights will be operated by Iberia's A340-600 that can carry up to 18 tonnes per flight.
In August, the new flights are scheduled every Saturday and Sunday departing at 16:30 from Madrid and arriving at 19:55 at Bogota. The return flights from the Colombian capital will be at 23:35 and arrive at 16:40 the following day at Madrid. In September, the additional frequencies between Madrid and Bogota will be offered on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
Rodrigo Casal, Vice President LATAM at IAG Cargo, commented: "Few carriers can match the depth of the IAG Cargo network in Latin America, which connects businesses to more than 350 destinations worldwide. These additional summer frequencies will provide a welcome boost to businesses trading to and from Colombia, offering them more capacity, as well as giving them more control over the pace and volume of shipments."
The main goods carried by IAG Cargo into Bogota are general freight and textiles coming from Spain, Italy, France and Germany. From Colombia, the most important flows are perishables such as flowers and fruits heading to markets in Spain, France, the UK and Switzerland.