IAG Cargo ‘direct’ service cuts US delivery times
IAG CARGO, the freight arm of the holding company of British Airways, Iberia and Vueling Airlines, is giving its US customers access to its import delivery service, which takes freight directly from the aircraft to forwarders’ handling facilities.
Cargo Connector was originally launched in 2012, as an export collection resource but, with the addition of the imports facility, customers now benefit from reduced costs, increased reliability on incoming goods and speedier deliveries to importers says the airline.
The service is available at eight major US hub airports – San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, Atlanta, Seattle and Houston – for less-than-300-kilo shipments.
Joe LeBeau, regional commercial manager of North America at IAG Cargo, boasts that the connector has been a huge success in the North American market and beyond.
“Importers get goods to market quickly and with minimal effort.”