IAG Cargo, the cargo division of International Airlines Group (IAG) and its sister airline LEVEL, have announced a return to regular services from Barcelona to Buenos Aires and Santiago de Chile – as the business continues to support global trade via its extensive worldwide network.
The LEVEL services to Argentina and Chile were affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, but will now resume regular PAX-freighter services using wide-body A330 aircraft. The Barcelona to Buenos Aires service will benefit from a special Christmas flights programme, and from January 12 will launch a three-weekly frequency; Barcelona to Santiago de Chile will commence on December 22, twice a week.
The announcement marks an important step in the continued development of trade between the Americas and Southern Europe. These routes are a vital link for importers and exporters in the regions who regularly transport products such as medical supplies, electronics and automotive parts, in addition to high demand perishables such as Chilean cherries and salmon, and Argentinean beef and fresh fruit.
John Cheetham, chief commercial officer at IAG Cargo said: “We are delighted to offer our customers these regular services once again. Our flights between these regions serve important trade routes and with IAG Cargo’s wider connections these services will provide further opportunities for our customers at both ends.”
Lucía Adrover, chief commercial officer of LEVEL said: “It is great news for the connectivity of Barcelona that LEVEL resumes operating regular flights for passengers and Cargo to Buenos Aires and Santiago de Chile, two cities in Latin America that are very relevant for their economic and social ties with Barcelona.”