IAG Cargo has announced that it has started a new route to Guayaquil, Ecuador, increased frequency to Sao Paolo, Brazil and Mexico City, and plans to restart regular flights to San Juan, Puerto Rico - further connecting Latin America with Europe and the UK, as demand for global trade gathers pace. IAG Cargo now services over 150 flights a week between Europe, the UK and Latin America.
The new route to Guayaquil, Ecuador was launched in May, and includes three weekly flights with an Airbus A330-200. This direct flight is an important business trade link for the perishables sector, with the Netherlands and Spain important export markets for key Ecuadorian goods like flowers.
Rodrigo Casal, Regional Commercial Manager for Latin America at IAG Cargo, said: “We have always had excellent connections between Europe and Latin America, so we are delighted to be able to offer this new direct route to Guayaquil alongside increasing frequency to Brazil and Mexico, and resuming our service to Puerto Rico. These extra services represent a unique opportunity for business in the region and we are excited to support the perishable industry further and offering more capacity for the automotive sector.
“IAG Cargo remains committed to customers in the region and continue to work on reopening routes and increasing services on busy trade lanes.”