Latam Cargo has announced that it has established a contingency plan that will allow “more connectivity and promptness in order to supply essential goods” to Peru during the coronavirus outbreak.
The Chilean-based company made significant changes to its itineraries, including routing changes and an increase in freighter frequencies.
Along with maximising the use of freighter aircraft, passenger aircraft are also being used exclusively to transport cargo, allowing more cities to be supplied.
To date, 51 tons of food has been transported nationwide, mainly benefitting Iquitos city.
Having two scheduled freighter flights each week has allowed a constant supply of perishable products in Iquitos – which is very difficult to access by land or river – during the crisis period.
Additionally, Latam Cargo has transported 14 tons of medicines and medical tools, supplying pharmacies, hospitals and laboratories in various regions throughout Peru.
Latam Airlines CEO for Peru, Manuel van Oordt, said: “All those of us who are part of Latam Group are proud of the efforts we have made during this crisis. We are aware of the key role we play in delivering essential goods to Peruvians, and we will continue working to provide more solutions that allow the world to keep dreaming.”
As part of maintaining its commitment to the country’s development, Latam has also transported 51 tons of banking materials, minerals, spare parts and other products that help maintain the main industries’ production chains.
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