Avianca Cargo expands US connections with Los Angeles freighter flights
18 / 04 / 2023
Source: Avianca Cargo
Avianca Cargo will add new freighter flights between Quito and new destination Los Angeles as it targets growing demand between Ecuador and North America.
The flight will operate twice per week and also include a stop at Bogotá. Currently, 80% of Avianca’s cargo volumes from Ecuador are destined for North America.
“[The service] will allow [Avianca] to diversify the ports of entry of flowers to North America, adding this destination to Miami as an already existing point and through which it sent nearly 18,000 tons in around 300 flights operated from Ecuador and Colombia in the recent season of Valentine’s Day,” said airport operator Quiport.
Other products that will be transported on the service include fruits and fish, which represent around 20% of the cargo exported from Ecuador.
“With this cargo inauguration, in addition to delivering a more robust service proposal to our customers, we will continue promoting the competitiveness of the flower industry, since 75% of the cargo we export from Ecuador, under the highest quality standards and on the required times, corresponds to flowers grown by Ecuadorian hands,” said Juan Cruz Correa, vice president of sales for Avianca Cargo.
Ramón Miró, president and chief executive of Corporación Quiport, added: “The air cargo operation at the Quito International Airport has established itself as the biggest in the country. With 290,000 metric tons transported in 2022, today we are the main port for air cargo transportation in Ecuador and we occupy an important place in Latin America by annual cargo volume.”
Avianca Cargo’s network covers the Americas, Europe and Asia and it serves more than 50 destinations with a fleet of Airbus A330 freighters, in addition to operating bellies in passenger aircraft.
Last year, the Colombian airline invested in its digital offering – joining three booking portals. It also added three service levels.