LATAM Airlines’ cargo dip

REDUCTIONS in both bellyhold capacity and freighter operations saw cargo traffic at LATAM Airlines Group dip by 0.7 per cent  in May, as capacity decreased 4.4 per cent.
Said a spokesman for the Chile-based operator: “Cargo traffic decrease was driven by weaker imports into Latin America and a decrease in exports in certain products from the region.
“The decrease in cargo capacity is a result of a decreased availability in the bellies of passenger aircraft in addition to a reduced freighter operation.”
The combined LAN Airlines and TAM group, which currently operates two B777-200Fs and 12 B767-300Fs according to its website, said that its system-wide cargo load factor increased 2.3 points to 60.5%.
LATAM Airlines is one of the leading cargo players in Latin America, with affiliates in Peru, Argentina, Colombia and Ecuador. 

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