LATAM Cargo has announced a significant increase in its operations in the Colombian and Peruvian markets.
The expansion out of Colombia is expected to establish LATAM Cargo as a one of the main players in the region’s largest export market. Meanwhile the additional services into Bogota and Lima will boost the Company’s position in two strategic import markets.
LATAM Cargo Colombia plans to add 12 frequencies between Bogota and Miami, doubling its operations between Colombia and the US. Import operations into Colombia will also expand as freighter operations between Miami and Bogota are increased to eight flights per week. The expansion in Colombia will take place gradually between September and December.
LATAM Cargo will also expand its operations into Peru, beginning a freighter service from Miami to Lima in September, with two flights per week. Additionally, in December LATAM Airlines Peru will upgrade its passenger service from Madrid to Lima from a Boeing 767 to Boeing 787-9 aircraft, tripling its cargo capacity.
The growth of freighter operations will be made possible thanks to the addition of two Boeing 767-300BCF, bringing LATAM Cargo Group’s fleet to 11 aircraft. The first aircraft was inaugurated into the fleet in July of this year, while the second is due to start operations in December.
“The expansion into Colombia and Peru is fully aligned with LATAM Cargo Group’s long-term network strategy. The new services to Bogota and Lima, and the expansion out of Colombia, will enable us to consolidate our network as the most comprehensive into South America,” said Andres Bianchi, LATAM Cargo’s CEO. “Combined with LATAM Group's passenger network we plan to continue to provide our customers with more and better options to, from and within Latin America.”