Iberia starts full freight flights on Madrid-Brussels route

May 13, 2011
The Spanish airline Iberia has announced the startup of direct flights between Madrid and Brussels with full freighter B737F aircraft. As from June 1st, the airline starts a direct connection to expand their “cool and fast” product for perishable goods to Brussels.

Iberia connects Europe with a broad choice of direct destinations in South America.
Their “cool and fast” freight product offers door-to-door transportation and delivery of perishable goods like vegetables, fruit and flowers. This new freight product ensures a high quality link between Brussels Airport and South America via Madrid, without any interruption of the cold chain that is essential for the transportation of perishable goods.
At Brussels Airport, Iberia works together with the perishables specialist Adelantex. Their high quality perishable door-to-door product enables airlines and Brussels Airport to differentiate itself in the perishable market,

In terms of export, Iberia takes advantage of the underserved market between Belgium and South-America. Brussels Airport and the cargo community are keen to see this additional capacity deployed.

"AD Handling and Adelantex are proud to announce their exclusive collaboration with Cacesa Forwarding and Iberia with regards to the new Cool and Fast product from Latin-America, This gateway will create possibilities as Latin-America is one of the leading continents exporting perishables into Europe. With the central position of Adelantex and Brussels Airport, perishables can be delivered to all major markets of the EU within the critical timeframes.", says Frank Van Gelder, General Manager Adelantex.

“We are very excited to welcome this new service into Brussels Airport”, explains Piet Demunter, Head of Cargo Development. “Iberia offers a strong network of convenient connections to South America that perfectly matches our cold chain expertise and the needs of the Belgian market and beyond”.
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