LATAM Group flies aid cargo to the Bahamas

The LATAM Group has provided an aid flight to help those affected by Hurricane Dorian.

The humanitarian relief flight was carried out by a chartered Boeing 767-300F flying from Miami to Nassau in the Bahamas.

The flight carried 35 tons of aid, including medicines, medical instruments, sanitary and edible items, all collected by the UPS foundation.

Once in the field all the goods collected for the benefit of those affected were distributed among hospitals and foundations on different islands.

LATAM Cargo chief executive Andres Bianchi said: “The Humanitarian Relief Plane is a true reflection of the LATAM Group’s desire to contribute to our community through concrete actions, acting when we’re needed the most. As we have done before in other countries in Latin America, we continue to be available for collaboration in mitigating the suffering of those most affected by natural disasters.”

The Humanitarian Relief Plane is an initiative that falls within the framework of the LATAM Group’s commitment to communities affected by natural disasters, and that makes available the structure, connectivity and capacity to transport passengers and cargo.

The plane was activated in earlier circumstances for Chile’s forest fires, flooding in Peru, hurricane Maria aftermath in Puerto Rico, and the earthquake in Ecuador, among other cases.

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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]