IAG CARGO ANNOUNCES NEW CARGO ROUTE FLYING DIRECT FROM MADRID TO DAKAR MARKING A FIRST FOR THE COMPANY
IAG Cargo has five services a week on its new cargo route directly from Madrid to Dakar in Senegal, as trade between Europe and West Africa continues to grow
With IAG Cargo’s wide-body connection between London-Heathrow and Madrid, cargo can travel seamlessly between Senegal to Asia Pacific and transatlantic routes
IAG Cargo now services over 25 flights a week to West Africa, flying directly to Accra in Ghana as well as Lagos and Abuja in Nigeria from London-Heathrow
IAG Cargo announces today a new direct route to Dakar, Senegal from Madrid as the company responds to increasing demand for the transportation of goods to West Africa. In total IAG Cargo now services over 25 flights a week to the region, flying directly to Accra in Ghana as well as Lagos and Abuja in Nigeria from London-Heathrow.
The new route to Dakar, Senegal marks the first direct flight to the city for IAG Cargo. Flights along this route are running five times a week utilising an Iberia Airbus 330 and A350 with an approximate capacity of 20 and 30 tonnes per flight. This direct route will facilitate the importation of electronics and pharmaceuticals into Dakar. Through IAG Cargo’s extensive network the route will also allow perishables such as green beans, mangos, melons, and fish to reach the US and Asia Pacific as quickly as possible via Madrid.
Freddie Overton, Regional Commercial Manager for Europe and Africa at IAG Cargo, said: “This is an exciting new route for IAG Cargo that will benefit many businesses across Europe and West Africa. We know that our customers have been interested in expanding their reach into West Africa and it’s exciting to be making this happen and expanding into a new market.”
This route reflects IAG Cargo’s focus on expanding into new markets supporting customer need. Additionally, customers have the opportunity to Charter any aircraft in the fleet to almost any destination in the world, this service is alongside our extensive program of scheduled and cargo-only flights.
About IAG Cargo
IAG Cargo is the single business created following the merger of British Airways World Cargo and Iberia Cargo in April 2011. Following the integration of additional airlines into the business, including Aer Lingus, Vueling and Level, IAG Cargo now covers a truly global network.
In 2020 IAG Cargo had a commercial revenue of €1,306 million. It has a combined workforce of more than 2,250 people. Its parent company, International Airlines Group, is one of the world's largest airline groups with 533 aircraft on 31st December 2020.
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