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LATAM Cargo increases fleet and boosts flower market capacity in South America


LATAM Cargo group (LATAM Cargo) has welcomed a new Boeing 767-300BCF, taking its total fleet of cargo planes to 18 and helping to offer greater capacity in the transportation of flowers from Colombia and Ecuador.

The addition of the new cargo aircraft has enabled the group to add seven new frequencies departing from Quito, Bogota, and Medellin, thus increasing the capacity it can offer customers of the floriculture sector by 20 per cent.

Since 2019, LATAM Cargo says it has tripled its operations from Medellin and Bogota, and in the case of Ecuador, presence has grown by 131 per cent since 2019, with 13 weekly departures from Quito in that year, rising to nearly 30 during this year.

Andrés Bianchi, chief executive officer of LATAM Cargo, said: “When we embarked on the cargo fleet growth plan, we made a firm commitment to our customers to support them in their long-term needs.

“The strategic decisions and the addition of this new cargo aircraft are a direct response to this commitment. From investing in the right fleet to significantly increasing frequencies on emblematic routes, such as those supporting the floriculture sector, which now positions LATAM Cargo Group operators as leaders in the transportation of one of the region’s most iconic products: flowers originating in Colombia and Ecuador.”

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