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Malaga-Costa del Sol international airport
Our proximity to Malaga international airport, IATA code AGP (officially renamed Malaga-Costa del Sol airport in June 2011) enables us to offer our customers a prompt and reliable freight forwarding service to all major destinations worldwide. Below is a summary of what our service includes:

  • Full export packing of the consignment

  • Making a detailed inventory list and labeling each item

  • Measuring and weighing of items(with portable scales)

  • Arranging all the necessary documentation

  • Collection of the goods from client's address 

  • Delivery to the cargo terminal in Malaga

  • Forwarding the Air Waybill to the client by email

  • Freight to destination airport only

Cargo terminal in Malaga

Air freight documentation
In order to send consignments by air we need the customer to provide us with a scanned copy of passport, NIE certificate, signed authorisation form(we supply this form), contact details including a valid email address or a fax number and, of course, the collection and destination addresses(even though the delivery is to cargo terminal only). Please note that at this moment in time we are unable to air freight unaccompanied household goods and personal items to the USA because of current US import regulations. We suggest to take the items as excess baggage or to ship as a groupage consignment.

How the consignment is transported
Our policy is that all items must be well packed into strong removal cartons. Other items such as holdalls, suitcases and golf clubs must be bubble wrapped. To avoid any mishaps nothing is allowed to go unwrapped. Once the goods have passed through the X-ray machine they are placed in transit storage until the scheduled flight, this is when they are placed into the carrier's ULDs. While in the sea freight business the word "container" is widely accepted, in the air freight business the proper term is "unit load device", or more commonly ULD. Below is an example of a lower deck ULD:

ULD or Unit Load Device

What is IATA ?
IATA (International Air Transport Association) is a non-political trade association comprising the world's international airline industry. IATA brings together approximately 270 airlines, including the world's largest. Continual efforts by IATA ensure that freight can move around the vast global airline network as easily as if it were on a single airline in a single country.

The IATA promotes the following:

  • Cooperation between the airline carriers.

  • Exchange of information.

  • Cooperation with international organisations.

  • The standardisation of rates and conditions.

  • The reduction of bureaucratic formalities to a minimum. 

Placing an ULD into aircraft

Only use accredited IATA agents
Recognition as an IATA agent has become a hallmark of quality for the airlines and public at large. To become an accredited IATA agent you have to demonstrate financial soundness, proficiency of staff and the suitability and security of the premises. To remain members, accredited agents must undergo annual checks by IATA. Britannia Southern guarantees that only accredited IATA agents are employed to handle your shipment thus permitting a professional and prompt service from start to finish.



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Britannia Southern Office & Warehouse:
Camino de Campanales
Diseminado Las Lagunas
Mijas Costa, Malaga
29651 SPAIN.

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Redhill RH1 3DR
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