LATAM Cargo adds its latest freighter

By Damian Brett

Source: LATAM Cargo

LATAM has added another converted freighter to its fleet as it continues to expand its presence on the transatlantic.

The freighter is the fourth of five freighter conversions it is due to receive this year and brings its total all-cargo fleet to 15 aircraft.

The carrier is due to add another B767 freighter in September.

The latest freighter (N564LA) will be operated by LATAM Cargo Colombia to increase its capacity on the trade between Europe and the Americas.

LATAM Cargo chief executive Andrés Bianchi said: “This freighter will allow us to strengthen our transatlantic offering, with more capacity from Europe to the US, and to further connect cargo to multiple destinations in South America through strategic points like our Miami hub.

“We plan to continue expanding service to and from markets that are relevant for our customers as the remaining freighters included in our growth plan are incorporated into our fleet.”

Last month, 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 plans network expansion on the transatlantic

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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]