LATAM Cargo completes freighter fleet expansion with latest arrival
14 / 11 / 2023
Source: LATAM Cargo
LATAM Cargo has completed its freighter fleet expansion with the addition of another Boeing 767 freighter.
The Boeing Converted Freighter is the third 767 delivered to the airline this year and is the final unit of an expansion plan announced in 2021 to convert eight of the aircraft.
In total, the carrier now operates a total of 19 767 freighters.
In the short term, the new cargo aircraft will strengthen the export of cherries from Chile during the final quarter of the year and increase available capacity for the markets of Colombia and Ecuador during the Valentine’s Day flower season.
Subsequently, it will enable the group to expand its long-haul operations from North America and Europe to South America, LATAM Cargo said.
Gudny Genskowsky, senior vice president of network and alliances for cargo at LATAM, said: “This growth plan was structured collaboratively, with the aim of connecting the region’s export and import industries through a broad and reliable offering.
“At the same time, we considered the inherent volatility of air cargo and thus focused on efficiency, diversification, and flexibility. While the industry faces challenging times, we are pleased to have access to this new aircraft to take advantage of opportunities in the territory.”
LATAM’s 19 freighters are operated by cargo subsidiaries LATAM Cargo Chile, LATAM Cargo Colombia and LATAM Cargo Brasil.