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LATAM Cargo Adds New Route to Strengthen Connectivity To and From North America

March 9, 2023

  • The route will begin with two weekly frequencies, which will increase to four in the second half of the year with the arrival of the new freighters, announced as part of its fleet growth plan.

LATAM Cargo inaugurates a new cargo route that will strengthen its connectivity between the United States and South America, reducing transportation time and offering greater capacity for its customers.

This new route will begin with two weekly frequencies, will include Quito (Ecuador) – Los Angeles (United States) – Houston (United States) – Manaus (Brazil) – Viracopos, Sao Paulo (Brazil), into its itinerary. This number is expected to increase to four flights a week starting in the second semester with the arrival of the new cargo planes announced as part of its growth plan

“At LATAM Cargo we are constantly reviewing our cargo itinerary in search of new opportunities that can benefit our customers. In this case, the inauguration of this route responds to an initiative that will allow us to offer more capacity and provide more options to be present in the most relevant markets,” says Gudny Genskowsky, Network Director at LATAM Cargo.

Focused on supporting the flower business, this route will favor the transportation of flowers from Ecuador, diversifying the export destinations of this product, adding Los Angeles (LAX) as a new delivery point, to the existing ones of Miami and Amsterdam. 

In addition to Los Angeles, LATAM Cargo added Houston to its network, which will allow its customers to significantly reduce transportation times from the west coast and the southern region of the United States to South America, benefiting the movement of industrial and electronic components, machinery, engines, auto parts, among others.

As a complement to this operation, LATAM Cargo has strengthened its interline agreements to take advantage of the connectivity that Los Angeles Airport has with key markets in Asia. For this reason, the integration of this new route that will connect the United States with South America is a reflection of LATAM Cargo’s commitment to adapt to the needs of its customers, taking advantage of the flexibility of its network to offer customized solutions.



LATAM Airlines Group S.A. and its subsidiaries are the leading airline group in Latin America, with presence in five domestic markets in the region: Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru, in addition to international operations within Latin America and to Europe, the United States, the Caribbean, Australia and New Zealand.

The group has a fleet of Boeing 767, 777, 787, Airbus A321, A320, A320neo and A319 aircraft.

LATAM Cargo Chile, LATAM Cargo Colombia and LATAM Cargo Brazil are the LATAM group’s cargo subsidiaries, having a combined fleet of 17 freighter aircraft, which will gradually increase to a total of 20 cargo aircraft by 2024. These cargo subsidiaries have access to the group’s passenger aircraft, and operate within the LATAM group network, as well as on exclusive international routes for cargo transportation. In addition, they offer a modern infrastructure and a wide variety of services and support options to meet the needs of its customers.

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