IAG Cargo has opened five new stations dedicated to its new Constant Climate service in Latin America, making the region’s burgeoning pharmaceutical arena a main target for growth.
Constant Climate stations have opened in Colombia, Panama, Costa Rica, Guatemala and Venezuela. IAG now staffs 12 stations in Latin America.
The company has also opened a new station at Portugal’s Lisbon International Airport to help facilitate increased pharmaceutical trade between Latin America and Europe. Construction has also begun on a 700,000-square-foot Constant Climate Center at London Heathrow, the carrier’s hub airport.
Additional Constant Climate stations are scheduled to open throughout the world during the rest of the year.
“IAG Cargo’s capabilities in the pharma market are industry-leading. Thanks to our extensive network and temperature-controlled capabilities we have won 20 percent market share in the vital APAC-LATAM trade route, a start that we are hoping to capitalize on with the opening of these new stations,” IAG’s Alan Dorling said in a statement. “Pharma is one of the great success stories for Latin American businesses, and we plan to be there to support them with cutting edge cargo services operated by specialist staff trained to deal with this highly sensitive cargo.” - Jon Ross