IAG Cargo returns to Sri Lanka

By Freddie Pierce
Follow @Ella_Copeland IAG Cargo has announced it will be offering a full range of cargo services on its new passenger flights operating out of Colombo...

IAG Cargo has announced it will be offering a full range of cargo services on its new passenger flights operating out of Colombo.

Following a 15 year absence, IAG will return to Sri Lanka from 15th April 2013, with the hope of better supporting businesses by opening up trade routes to the rest of the world.

The new route, which will operate three times per week, includes a stopover at the Maldives, and will provide global connectivity to more than 350 destinations served by the IAG Cargo network.

Sri Lanka is an important centre of manufacturing for a wide range of goods including high-end retail, fruits and vegetables and rubber amongst others. Business in the country will now have complete access to the entire IAG Cargo product portfolio, enabling the rapid transit of a wide range of commodities including garments, perishables, valuables and other specialist cargo. The new flights will build on IAG Cargos existing cargo operations in Sri Lanka.

Pravin Singh, Area Commercial Manager South Asia at IAG Cargo, commented: We have always had a strong bond with the Sri Lankan market and our announcement to return to the country has been met with excitement and warmth that is symbolic of the country. Our flights will provide the much needed direct lift into the United Kingdom with quick access to our vast network via our bespoke product portfolio.

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