IAG Cargo increases Latin American services for pharma

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British Airways Boeing 777-200
British Airways Boeing 777-200

IAG Cargo will increase its Latin American services in April and May 2016 with flights from London and Madrid to Costa Rica, Peru and Puerto Rico for the region’s growth pharmaceutical market.

It will start twice weekly British Airways services from London’s Gatwick Airport to San Jose’s Juan Santamaria International Airport in Costa Rica’s capital. British Airways will also be operating three times a week Gatwick to Lima’s Jorge Chavez International Airport from 4 May using a Boeing 777-200 Extended Range. Iberia will be flying Airbus A330-200s three times a week from Adolfo Suarez Madrid Barajas Airport to Luis Munoz Marin International Airport in Puetro Rico’s capital, San Juan from 15 May.

IAG Cargo regional commercial manager for Latin America, Rodrigo Casal says: “In May 2016, IAG Cargo will now offer customers a weekly lift of up to 2,700 tonnes into Latin America.”

“There has been no direct air link between the UK and Lima since 1982 and with our ability to offer direct flights from our two European hubs, we now offer unrivalled flexibility for businesses looking to connect with Peru, Costa Rica and Puerto Rico.”

IAG Cargo says Peru’s pharmaceutical market will by worth $3 billion by 2024 while Costa Rica’s will increase from $800 million in 2014 to $2.3 billion by 2024. The airline says it can support manufacturers through its Constant Climate product.