LATAM Cargo increases US-Colombia, launches US-Peru freighter ops

Caryn Livingston

LATAM Cargo is increasing freight operations from Colombia into the United States and launching freighter service from Peru to the U.S. in September. The carrier credits its growing freighter fleet for the expansion opportunities. LATAM Cargo added one 767-300BCF in July and expects another to begin operating in December, bringing LATAM Cargo’s fleet to 12 aircraft.

The carrier said it is adding 12 frequencies between Bogota (BOG) and Miami (MIA), doubling operations between Colombia and the U.S. The carrier will also increase its freighter operations between MIA and BOG to eight flights per week, with the expansion taking place between September and December, LATAM said in a statement.

LATAM also announced the launch of freighter service between MIA and Lima (LIM) in Peru, with two flights per week, beginning in September. Operations into Lima from Europe will also increase, with passenger service from Madrid (MAD) to LIM upgauging from 767 aircraft to 787-9, thereby tripling cargo capacity on the route from December.

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Caryn Livingston

Caryn Livingston is Editor of the monthly magazine Air Cargo World and Deputy Editor of the company’s monthly newsletter, Cargo Facts, and its weekly e-mail publication Cargo Facts Update. Prior to joining Cargo Facts in 2017, Caryn worked as a journalist in Houston covering the oil and gas industry. She holds a BA in English from the University of Tulsa and an MA in Literature from the University of Houston-Clear Lake.