Air Cargo Management

LATAM and Zurich Airport Brasil inaugurate Europe-Florianópolis route

LATAM Group and Zurich Airport Brasil have celebrated the inauguration of the Europe-Florianópolis route to transport more than 1.6 thousand tonnes of cargo per year to Santa Catarina.
photo_camera An inauguration ceremony took place with the presence of authorities, executives from both companies and industry organisations. Credit: Julio Cavalheiro

LATAM Group and Zurich Airport Brasil have celebrated the inauguration of the Europe-Florianópolis route to transport more than 1.6 thousand tonnes of cargo per year to Santa Catarina.

The route operated by LATAM Cargo Chile will depart from Amsterdam, the Netherlands, on Mondays and Brussels, Belgium, on Thursdays.

The route will facilitate the imports in southern Brazil of cargo from Europe, making transportation more dynamic, especially for pharmaceuticals, as well as general cargo, automotive, and spare parts.

Jorge Carretero, central Europe cargo sales manager at LATAM, said: “The inauguration of this unprecedented cargo route is another door we open for world trade with Brazil.

“We have increasingly expanded our connectivity and having a route that will offer even more efficiency and agility in cargo transportation between the European market and southern Brazil reaffirms LATAM’s commitment to the country and how the company is attentive to the market and willing to invest strategically and sustainably.”

Ricardo Gesse, chief executive of Zurich Airport Brasil, said: “We are investing R$9 million to expand the capacity of our International Cargo Terminal by 400% to meet the high demand. We started the year with the best numbers in the history of the terminal, which has become the number one in weight handled in Santa Catarina.

LATAM Cargo has been our partner since the beginning of this growth, with the first international cargo route in the history of Santa Catarina connecting Miami to Floripa, inaugurated in 2020, and now, once again, is by our side on the unprecedented Europe route.”

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