LAN Cargo appoints RTW

CHILEAN carrier LAN Cargo has appointed RTW Air Services of Geneva as its GSSA for Switzerland with effect from 1 January 2009.

RTW managing director Walter Richner said: “We are very pleased and proud to have been selected as LAN Cargo’s new GSSA. Our network coverage at all three international airports in Switzerland and our established road feeder programme from Zurich, Basel and Geneva was a major factor in the selection for Switzerland.

“We anticipate strong demand for the LAN Cargo network to over 30 destinations throughout South America, but particularly for Santiago and Viracopos and also to Peru, Ecuador and Argentina.”

RTW was a founder member of the EGSAC independent GSSA network, which has 80 branches in 35 countries. RTW has offices in Geneva, Zurich and Basel.

LAN Cargo represents the cargo services of its parent LAN Airlines as well as LAN Peru, LAN Argentina, LAN Ecuador, ABSA, and Mas Air.

The carrier operates daily A340-300 and B767-300 passenger aircraft from its European gateways of Frankfurt and Madrid to Santiago de Chile, Guayaquil and Quito (Ecuador), and Lima (Peru). It also operates three-times-weekly B767-300F freighters from Frankfurt and Amsterdam to Viracopos (Brazil) and Santiago. The latter will be upgraded to brand new Boeing 777 freighters from May 2009.

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