Air, Freight News

IAG to restore Lima link

[ December 16, 2015   //   ]

IAG Cargo will operate new new routes from London Gatwick to San Jose, Costa Rica from 27 April and Lima, Peru from 4 May, as well as a service from Madrid to San Juan, Puerto Rico from 15 May. They are expected to be particularly beneficial to pharmaceutical shippers, as Latin America is an important high-growth market for this trade.
The Gatwick to San Jose route will be operated twice a week by B777-200ER aircraft, with a maximum cargo payload of 18 tonnes and Gatwick-Lima by the same aircraft type three times a week. The Madrid to San Juan service which will operate three times a week, will be serviced by an Iberia Airbus A330-200; offering  a cargo payload of up to 15 tonnes per flight.
From April 27, 2016, flights will depart twice a week from London Gatwick to San Jose. The Gatwick – Lima route will depart three times a week from May 4, 2016 and both flights will be serviced by a British Airways.
IAG Cargo regional commercial manager Latin America, Rodrigo Casal, points out that athere has been no direct air-link between the UK and Lima since 1982. Peru’s pharmaceuticals market is expected to grow to $3bn by 2024 and in Costa Rica from $800m in 2014 to $2.3bn by 2024.