October 15, 2014: IAG Cargo today announces that it has increased the frequency of its cargo services between its Madrid hub and Santiago in Chile, facilitated by an increase in Iberia passenger flights on this route from one flight daily to ten weekly.
Operating until March, the additional flights take off on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays and are serviced by Airbus A340s. Businesses using this route will benefit from a boost in freight capacity of up to 111.6 tonnes each week.
The additional flights will operate during a season of peak supply and demand: the Chilean summer, when fruit and other perishables come into season and New Year celebrations and other festivities take place globally. IAG Cargo's additional flights will benefit Chilean businesses by providing them with more shipping options for the duration of this busy period. Businesses exporting to the Chilean market will similarly benefit from the additional lift and flight frequency.
Rodrigo Casal, Vice President Commercial LATAM at IAG Cargo, commented: "Chile is a hugely important country both as a market and as an exporter. We hope to help ensure that the peak season is as profitable as possible for Chilean businesses while also providing a welcome lift in services for customers shipping to the region. We are able to do this due to our product depth, service excellence and the breadth of our global network, which is one of the most important in the world when it comes to connecting to Latin America."
Through its extensive global network, IAG Cargo links Chile with more than 350 destinations worldwide. With extensive wide-body capacity, IAG Cargo's London-Madrid air bridge provides businesses in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East with a fast and safe trade route to and from Chile.