Air Cargo Management

LATAM adds freighter plane; increases Brazil and Colombia flights

LATAM Cargo has received its 17th freighter aircraft and is increasing the number of destinations in Brazil and Colombia.

The aircraft is a Boeing 767-300 converted from the passenger fleet.

Two domestic routes, in Brazil and Colombia, will begin operations during March. São Paulo/Guarulhos – Passo Fundo, operated by LATAM Airlines Brazil, will see daily flights starting on 28 March 28. Bogota and Riohacha, operated by LATAM Airlines Colombia, will see daily flights starting on the same day.

In February 2023, LATAM reported that passenger traffic (measured in revenue passenger-kilometres – RPK) grew 28.6 per cent compared to the same period in 2022, and operations measured in ASK (available seat-kilometres) increased 25.3 per cent. This implied that the load factor increased 2.1 percentage points, reaching 81.9 per cent.

In cargo, the load factor was 52.8 per cent, which corresponds to a decrease of 8.7 percentage points in relation to February 2022.

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