Latam Cargo Increases European Freight Network
Chilean Air Freight carrier Latam Cargo has recently launched a new cargo service directly linking both Brussels and Madrid to South America.
This new direct service is the next step in the company’s ongoing objective of providing customers with a solution for their cargo needs between South America and Europe using both passenger and freighter aircraft.
The growing demand in the region along with the need to provide alternatives to avoid the rising congestion levels at European airports was the key factor in creating the new service network.
Latam Cargo was the first airline in the Americas to obtain the International Air Transport Association (IATA) CEIV certification and selected Brussels to absorb the high traffic of pharmaceutical products.
Commercial Director – Europe for Latam Cargo, Guido Henke said, “Our strategy in Europe seeks to strengthen our network and position us as the leader in air freight service to South America. We are very optimistic about our new direct freighter routes from Brussels and Madrid. And our customers’ enthusiastic response has led us to consider the possibility of increasing our current schedule.”
International Commercial Director – South-America for Latam Cargo, Claudio Torres explained about the benefits of these new routes, “By expanding our network we are in a position to offer more and better alternatives to our customers. This is particularly important for the South American market, where we export fresh, temperature-sensitive products that require shorter transportation periods.”
Latam now provides six departures each day on-board its passenger fleet from several European cities with a direct Freighter service to South America from four cities in Europe: Amsterdam, Brussels, Frankfurt and Madrid.