Another freighter for LATAM Cargo

Source: LATAM Cargo

LATAM Cargo has announced the arrival of another freighter aircraft as it continues its fleet expansion.

The carrier said that it had taken delivery of its fifth B767-300 freighter this year, which brings its all-cargo fleet to a total of 16 B767Fs.

The freighter is the last the airline is due to receive in 2022.

“This aircraft will allow us to continue strengthening our value proposition through a broader and deeper network. The B767-300F’s blend of size and competitiveness enables us to offer our customers more and better routing options,” said LATAM Cargo chief executive Andrés Bianchi.

The new aircraft will be utilised on transatlantic flights and “benefit the transportation of general cargo, fresh flowers and fruits, among other products”.

In July, the airline announced plans to expand its cargo network on the transatlantic trade.

In the second half, the LATAM Group’s cargo operators will almost double their capacity between Europe and the Americas, increasing weekly flights by 85% from seven to 13.

This represents a 160% increase in weekly flights on the trade compared with 2019 levels, LATAM said.

LATAM Cargo adds its latest freighter

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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]