Avianca Cargo expands with new Brazil flight

Source: Avianca Cargo

Avianca Cargo has added a new freighter service between the US and Brazil as it looks to cater to demand for high tech and valuable goods.

The new weekly service was launched this week and connects Miami with Campinas and Vitoria (VIX) utilising one of its Airbus A330 freighters.

Avianca said the service would primarily increase its capacity for importing technological products and high-value goods as well as the export of perishable goods.

Avianca Cargo vice president of corporate development Diogo Elias said: “Brazil is one of our most significant markets for import and export. At Avianca Cargo, we are in constant search of new opportunities to offer our clients.

“This is why, with the inauguration of our fifth destination in this country, we will continue to provide them with more alternatives, consistently and with the highest quality standards.”

The airline pointed out that its Miami base was IATA certified under the CEIV Lithium Batteries programme.

The carrier’s customers, Rhenus Logistics and CEVA, welcomed the addition of the new flights.

Rhenus air gateway supervisor for the Americas Robert Villanueva said: “Transporting cargo swiftly and efficiently from Miami to VIX enables us to deliver our services to one of our biggest high-tech clients in the region.

“Our commitment to this specific route reflects our dedication to Brazil, one of our largest markets in support of our Miami Gateway, guaranteeing allocated space with Avianca Cargo to further strengthen and increase the air cargo landscape in the area.”

Luiz Beraldo, director of perishable air product Brazil at CEVA Logistics, said: “In the launch of this route, alongside CEVA Logistics, Avianca Cargo will export perishable products such as fruits and fish from Vitória to the US and Europe.

“This new operation signifies a substantial reduction in transit time as there will no longer be a need for a land connection to Rio de Janeiro or São Paulo.”

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Damian Brett

Damian Brett
I have been writing about the freight and logistics industry since 2007 when I joined International Freighting Weekly to cover the shipping sector.After a stint in PR, I have gone on to work for Containerisation International and Lloyds List - where I was editor of container shipping - before joining Air Cargo News in 2015.Contact me on [email protected]