IAG Cargo has increased its operations from Spain to the US to over 120 weekly connections – representing a 40 per cent increase in connections since March.
The newly-launched schedule offers regular connectivity between Madrid and Los Angeles, Boston, and Chicago, with flights to New York and Miami departing twice a day, IAG Cargo said.
The services will be operated on Iberia A330 aircraft.
More than 250,000 tonnes of cargo are moved through IAG Cargo’s hub in Madrid every year.
IAG Cargo said increased capacity between Spain and the US would facilitate the movement of commodities including fish from the Canary Islands flown via Madrid for North American consumers; asparagus from Los Angeles to Spain and wider Europe; as well biomedical supplies, automotive parts, aircraft parts, textiles and fashion accessories.
The increased service between Spain and the US expands beyond Madrid as for the first time since the Covid-19 crisis, IAG Cargo has also resumed flights to Boston from Barcelona. This route will depart three times a week and will be operated on a A330-200 widebody aircraft, with the capacity to hold up to 20 tonnes of cargo.
“It is fantastic to be able to provide our customers with increased flights from Spain to the USA,” said IAG Cargo’s regional commercial manager for Spain and Portugal Idoia Martinez. “It is such an important trade route, not only offering vital connections for our customers in Europe and the USA, but it also adds to our expansive widebody network across the globe.”