IAG sees cargo potential at Basel airport
Less than four weeks after launching Iberia passenger services between Madrid and Basel (photo), IAG Cargo has started a regular freighter service on this route, operated by Cygnus Air on a B757-200F. It has been introduced to meet the demands of Switzerland’s fast-growing pharmaceuticals sector. Customers will have access to over 29 t of lift per flight; expanding IAG Cargo’s existing short-haul freighter network by 6%.
On trial since January, the new service has proved popular with the sector, offering an uninterrupted gateway to IAG Cargo’s Latin America network (400 weekly flights connecting 32 destinations). During the trial period of the service, 74% of goods shipped out of Switzerland by IAG Cargo were carried on its Constant Climate product. (ah)