LATAM Cargo has added Los Angeles and Mexico City to its network, both destinations will form part of the Santiago – Lima – Los Angeles – Mexico City – Lima – Santiago route.
The destinations were added in response to customer demand and to mitigate the impact of covid-19 on the airlines passenger operation.With two weekly frequencies, the service will support the transport of perishables to the United States and will promote the supply of electronics, among other products, from USA and Mexico to South America.
Andrés Bianchi, chief executive officer, LATAM Cargo Group, commented: “The current environment is stressing supply chains across the globe. We want to prove our clients that we remain committed to their success. This new freighter operation replaces the passenger capacity that was critical to key clients. As strategic partners, we moved swiftly to offer them a new alternative and we intend to continue doing so in the markets that require it.”
Specifically, LATAM Cargo will offer mango exporters in Peru and salmon exporters in Chile a greater transportation capacity to the West Coast of the United States, an area known for being one of the main centres of salmon consumption in the country. In addition, Los Angeles offers a better connectivity to the Asian continent, a market that has increased its demand in recent years becoming a relevant destination for salmon.
On the other hand, the incorporation of Mexico into the freighter network will favour exporters of electronic products that want to enter South America.