IAG Cargo has announced the expansion of its Constant Climate network into five new European airports; Prague, Vienna, Las Palmas, Basel and Zurich, these locations now join Dubai - also recently added to the network. Constant Climate is IAG Cargo’s premium offering for precision temperature controlled pharmaceutical goods. Its expansion into these strategic locations allows it to support businesses operating from the key pharmaceutical hubs, most notably Switzerland and marks the opening of IAG Cargo’s 91st Constant Climate centre.

The opening of these new centres is the next phase for IAG Cargo’s world leading Constant Climate network, which saw five new centres being added to the network in LATAM earlier this year. When leaving Switzerland, exports are able to flow through two Constant Climate hubs in Madrid and London, with cargo then often being flown into the major growth market of LATAM. In addition, IAG Cargo’s trucking network links these new centres with three hubs in Europe; London, Madrid and Frankfurt.

Alan Dorling, Global Head of Pharmaceuticals & Life Sciences at IAG Cargo, commented: “These additional centres mark our continued commitment to invest in our Constant Climate facilities. The opening of these centres is in response to the global demand for our specialist service, especially with the huge pharmaceutical manufacturing exports coming out of this region.

“We’re fast becoming a world leader in transporting high-value time and temperature sensitive products. Looking forward to 2014, we should see the opening of further centres where we will pass the milestone of 100 centres worldwide.”

Each of the new stations is required to complete a series of stringent training modules and a full quality audit to ensure that the specialised service reaches IAG Cargo’s high standards. Not only is highly technical equipment required to offer the stable conditions required for this kind of cargo, but expertly trained staff are also on hand to ensure that conditions are kept accurate.