LATAM reaches major milestone in free Covid-19 vaccine transport

LATAM Solidarity Plane programme

LATAM Group has passed the milestone of transporting 100 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines free of charge within Brazil, Chile, Ecuador and Peru.

The shipments were made as part of LATAM’s ‘Solidarity Plane’ programme, which aims to make LATAM’s connectivity available for the benefit of South America at zero cost. It includes both passenger and cargo capacity.

“Each of LATAM’s collaborators are proud to be able to contribute to overcoming the pandemic,” said LATAM Airlines Group’s CEO Roberto Alvo. “Today, we have transported the 100 millionth dose of COVID vaccine for free. We will remain committed to making our connectivity available for the benefit of the lives and health of the people of South America.”

The Solidarity Plane initiative has been running for more than ten years, and is part of the group’s sustainability strategy. The aim is to generate value in society through connectivity, LATAM said.

To date, the airline group has moved more than 2,400 health professionals and patients with urgent medical needs, and more than 770 tons of cargo, including medical supplies and vaccines, in South America.

The initiative is set to extend to Colombia in the coming weeks.

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