IAG launches connector service in the US

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British Airways and Iberia aircraft at Heathrow Airport on November 2010 (Picture by Nick Morrish/British Airways)

IAG Cargo has launched its new Cargo Connector delivery service in the US.

Customers in the country now benefit from an import delivery service that takes freight direct from the aircraft, delivering it to the forwarders handling facilities.

Originally, Cargo Connector was offered as an export collection service, but with the addition of the import delivery service customers now benefit from reduced costs and increased reliability on incoming goods.

The new service is available in eight US airports in San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, Atlanta, Seattle and Houston for shipments under 300 kilogrammes.

IAG Cargo regional commercial manager in North America, Joe LeBeau says: “Cargo Connector has proved to be a huge success in the North American market, and beyond. Our new delivery service builds on this success; making it easier for importers to get goods to market quickly and with minimal effort.

“IAG Cargo prides itself on making it as easy as possible for freight forwarders to do business with us and the new Cargo Connector delivery service reflects this perfectly. At the same time it provides us with an important competitive differentiator.”

The Cargo Connector import service, which is offered upon booking, is available Tuesday through to Saturday. Freight screening can be arranged as required.