IAG Cargo will start trialling its Cargo Connector service at Washington Dulles Airport from October 2017, the tenth station to join the North American network.
The export collection and import delivery service takes freight direct from the aircraft and delivers it to the forwarders’ handling facilities.
IAG Cargo operates three flights in and out of Washington each day, with cargo arriving from hubs including London Heathrow Airport and Dublin Airport.
Typical commodities include medication, chemical products and machine parts into the region, and IAG Cargo expects aircraft parts, chemical products and medicines will be key export commodities benefitting from this service.
IAG Cargo vice president for North America, Joe Le Beau says: “Cargo Connector has been an important competitive differentiator for us and has been a huge success in the North American market and beyond. Offering the service at Washington Dulles Airport will benefit forwarders by making it easier to get goods to market quickly and with maximum ease.”
All of IAG Cargo’s airlines are integrated with the Cargo Connector service including Aer Lingus and LEVEL, and IAG Cargo says their inclusion offers additional services and flexibility for customers transporting goods to and from the US.
IAG Cargo offers the service in San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, Atlanta, Seattle, Houston and Miami.