LATAM Cargo strengthens its cargo offering with 17th freighter

Published: Monday, March 20, 2023

LATAM Cargo has received its 17th freighter to strengthen its cargo offering.

The Boeing B767-300F has been converted from LATAM’s passenger fleet, said the carrier.

Another six B767Fs are due next year.

LATAM has also expanded its belly capacity in South America.

LATAM Cargo also recently added a new freighter service between North and South America to target flower volumes in the region.

This freighter service will operate between Ecuador, Brazil and the US, calling: Quito, Los Angeles, Houston, Manaus and Viracopos.

The service will initially operate twice weekly, but will increase to four rotations later this year when new freighters are added.

At the end of October, LATAM Cargo and partner DSV increased freighter flights from Huntsville International Airport in Alabama to Viracopos in Brazil from one to three weekly frequencies.

The partners are utilising a B767-300F as they look to capitalise on demand to South America.

This came shortly after the carrier had taken delivery of its 16th freighter.

Then in November, LATAM Cargo launched a twice weekly B767-300F direct cargo flight out of Miami, linking the Caribbean with Latin America.

The new service calls at the Dominican Republic’s Las Americas José Francisco Peña Gómez (AILA-JFPG) International Airport near Santo Domingo before continuing to Colombia and/or Ecuador.

In February, LATAM said its cargo load factor was 52.8%, which corresponds to a decrease of 8.7 percentage points in relation to February 2022.