Thursday, April 15, 2010

Air Europa Expands US To Iberian Peninsula Freight Services

Cargo Holds Filled From Start
Shipping News Feature

SPAIN / PORTUGAL / USA - Air Europa, Spain’s second largest carrier, has started four-times-weekly flights from Madrid to Miami, with connections to several destinations in the USA, Central America and the Caribbean.

The new service, employing A330-200 aircraft with 12-14 tonnes capacity per flight, operates on Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Cargo agent for the new routes, CRS Airline Representatives, will feed cargo from both Spain and Portugal using Air Europa’s three daily departures from Lisbon to Madrid, its daily flights from Porto, Lisbon and Faro via Palma to Madrid, and road feeders.

Support for the new services has been immediate, with full loads reported on the first flights, and Atlanta proving a particularly popular destination.

CRS’ Managing Director Toni Beato said that: “Leisure Cargo services are well-known for their reliability, and are always a popular and well-supported new option for any route they open. These new Miami services have great potential for our operations in both Spain and Portugal.”