IAG Cargo, the cargo division of International Airlines Group (IAG), has announced that it will be restarting its direct service between Dublin and Miami airport.
This service will initially operate twice weekly, then will increase to three times a week on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays from 31st October on an Aer Lingus A330-300. This widebody aircraft will facilitate the transportation of up 20 tonnes of cargo, which is equivalent to 7 aircraft pallets.
This capacity will support the pharmaceutical industry with IAG Cargo’s Dublin hub ideally located to serve the growing pharmaceutical market operating in Ireland. Approximately 120 overseas companies have plants in Ireland including 9 of the 10 largest pharmaceutical companies in the world.
Certified under the Irish Exporters Association (IEA) GDP passport program, IAG Cargo has the ability and expertise to move pharmaceutical and medical products that require temperature sensitive handling.
“It’s great to see our once popular Dublin to Miami route back in action. Dublin Airport is home to our sister airline, Aer Lingus, and is a central hub for our Constant Climate network. I’m very pleased to be offering our customers the opportunity to transport vital pharmaceutical cargo and medical equipment between Europe and the USA. As the air cargo industry heads into the busy Q4 period, it’s important as a company that we continue to revive and introduce routes across our expansive wide-body network,” Daniel Byrne, regional commercial manager UK and Ireland at IAG Cargo, commented.
“Miami is one of our latest transatlantic routes to resume on Aer Lingus and we’re excited to be building back our USA connectivity this year. We look forward to providing this service for our customers to our base in Dublin, following a temporary pause. Miami is an important part of our network, allowing customers to also move their products from Central and South America through our interline partners, supplementing our own capacity,” Pravin Singh, vice president commercial, Americas at IAG Cargo, added.
IAG Cargo continues to expand its network, now offering 10 destinations into the USA and Canada from Dublin including New York, Boston, San Francisco, and Los Angeles.