LATAM Cargo expands its European capacity with 17th freighter delivery
LATAM Cargo has taken delivery of its 17th freighter as it looks to expand its European capacity.
The 11-year-old B767 freighter was converted in Singapore and is part of an expansion plan that will see the airline operate 20 B767Fs by 2024, almost doubling its pre-pandemic offering.
The cargo carrier said that the new aircraft would expand capacity from Europe into South and Central America through New York and Miami.
The aircraft will also provide support on new routes, such as the recently announced service calling Quito, Los Angeles, Houston, Manaus and Viracopos.
Andrés Bianchi, chief executive of LATAM Cargo Group, said: “We welcome this new freighter during another challenging period for the air freight industry. When we designed our capacity plan in 2019 we had these periods in mind.
“Therefore we sought to build a freighter fleet that could sustain high levels of service while continuing to add value to our shareholders during a downturn like this one.
“Complementing our broad belly network with an efficient, mid-size aircraft like the Boeing 763F does that.
“Moreover, we can do so better as we continue capitalizing on the productivity gains of recent years.
“As a consequence, we are confident this new addition will further contribute to strengthening our value proposition and expand our network.”