The LATAM Group has passed the milestone of 50 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines being distributed free of charge in South America.
The vaccines have been transported to Brazil, Chile, Ecuador and Peru as part of the company’s ‘Solidarity Plane’ programme. The 50 million doses is equivalent to 40 per cent of the doses administered in the region and 2 per cent of the doses worldwide.
LATAM said a commitment has been made with the governments of the countries where the group has a domestic operation to transport vaccines free of charge on its flights, under the framework of the Solidarity Plane programme.
“We are honoured to be able to contribute to defeating Covid-19,” said LATAM Airlines Group CEO Roberto Alvo. “We understand that our role is not only to connect this region with the world, but also to contribute to the well-being of the communities of South America.
“That is why we will continue to make our Solidarity Plane programme available to support the transfer of vaccines, people, supplies or cargo in health matters, natural disasters or care for the environment.”