LATAM Cargo's launch services from US to Panama, Bogota and Cali

LATAM Airlines' cargo division has launched the new twice weekly services that are operated by Boeing 767-300 freighters

20 February 2020 - 19:00

LATAM Airlines' cargo division has launched the new twice weekly services that are operated by Boeing 767-300 freighters. One service departs Miami for Panama and then heads on to Bogota, Colombia, while the second service is from Miami to Cali, Colombia.

The Chilean-based carrier said the new services meet customer requests for more options to transport general cargo, electronics, pharmaceuticals and dangerous goods to those cities, reported New York's FreightWaves.

This development follows the commencement of a new twice-weekly service between Miami and Lima, Peru in late 2019. In recent years, LATAM Cargo has opened 10 destinations to facilitate trade between North and South America.

The flights will not only boost Panama's import flows, but also its export potential by carrying goods produced there to Bogota, where shipments can connect with Latham?s narrow body passenger fleet, or can transfer again to large aircraft in Santiago, Chile, Lima and Garrulous, Brazil.

LATAM Cargo said the new Miami-Cali route also enables shippers to connect through its domestic network to Bogota and other cities.

The airline operates 11 Boeing 767-300 freighters that supplement its passenger network and is scheduled to receive another converted passenger aircraft from Boeing this year.

LATAM Airlines is the largest airline group in Latin America, offering service to 143 destinations in 25 countries, including Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru.

Delta Air Lines acquired a 20 per cent share of LATAM at the end of 2019 and is waiting for US antitrust approval before materially collaborating and integrating their cargo operations.

Meanwhile, UPS last week added a new flight for export shipments from Quarter, Mexico, to the company's World port in Louisville, Kentucky, where they can connect to destinations in the US and around the world.

Operating Monday to Friday evenings, the new flight extends pickup services by up to three and a half hours, giving businesses more time to prepare their export packages as well as greater flexibility in the event of emergency shipments.

UPS said the route is being covered with an Airbus A300 aircraft with a 55-ton payload.

Atlanta-based UPS said the new route is in response to expected trade increases following the recent approval of the US-Mexico-Canada trade agreement and will support manufacturing sectors such as automotive and aerospace, which have a large presence in the state of Quarter.


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