• ITVI.USA
    15,530.580
    61.700
    0.4%
  • OTRI.USA
    24.320
    -0.110
    -0.5%
  • OTVI.USA
    15,484.110
    63.600
    0.4%
  • TLT.USA
    2.700
    -0.010
    -0.4%
  • TSTOPVRPM.ATLPHL
    2.500
    -0.050
    -2%
  • TSTOPVRPM.CHIATL
    3.080
    0.050
    1.7%
  • TSTOPVRPM.DALLAX
    1.370
    -0.080
    -5.5%
  • TSTOPVRPM.LAXDAL
    2.950
    0.040
    1.4%
  • TSTOPVRPM.PHLCHI
    1.690
    -0.010
    -0.6%
  • TSTOPVRPM.LAXSEA
    3.130
    0.110
    3.6%
  • WAIT.USA
    120.000
    0.000
    0%
  • ITVI.USA
    15,530.580
    61.700
    0.4%
  • OTRI.USA
    24.320
    -0.110
    -0.5%
  • OTVI.USA
    15,484.110
    63.600
    0.4%
  • TLT.USA
    2.700
    -0.010
    -0.4%
  • TSTOPVRPM.ATLPHL
    2.500
    -0.050
    -2%
  • TSTOPVRPM.CHIATL
    3.080
    0.050
    1.7%
  • TSTOPVRPM.DALLAX
    1.370
    -0.080
    -5.5%
  • TSTOPVRPM.LAXDAL
    2.950
    0.040
    1.4%
  • TSTOPVRPM.PHLCHI
    1.690
    -0.010
    -0.6%
  • TSTOPVRPM.LAXSEA
    3.130
    0.110
    3.6%
  • WAIT.USA
    120.000
    0.000
    0%
Air CargoAmerican ShipperAsia-PacificEuropeInternationalLayoffs and BankruptciesNewsSupply Chains

LATAM kicks off Miami-Brazil cargo flight

LATAM Cargo, South America’s largest freighter operator, has started a weekly flight between Miami and the Florianopolis airport in southern Brazil.

The airline said it has the only all-cargo flight tying North America with consumers in Santa Catarina that seek automotive parts, metals, food, pharmaceuticals and electronic products. 

LATAM said cargo from Europe and Asia will also be included on the Miami outbound flight, which is serviced with a Boeing 767 freighter.

Previously, cargo destined to Santa Catarina arrived at Brazil’s Guarulhos and Viracopos airports and was trucked to the province. 

With the addition of Florianopolis, the airline now lands at 10 Brazilian airports with cargo-only service.

Cargo has been a bright spot for LATAM. It has been busy flying medical supplies for governments and humanitarian groups, as well as important staples and other commodities for communities in Latin America. 

In May LATAM Airlines Group (NYSE: LTM) filed for bankruptcy protection in the U.S. to downsize the airline and restructure its debt, citing the financial toll of the coronavirus pandemic on its international passengers.  

Qatar Airways and LATAM chairman Ignacio Cueto, two of the Santiago, Chile-based company’s largest shareholders, will provide $900 million in debtor-in-possession financing.

Related news

LATAM lands Brazil’s last COVID-19 emergency air bridge flight

LATAM Airlines shuts Argentine subsidiary, international cargo unaffected

LATAM Airlines files for bankruptcy protection

Click for more FreightWaves/American Shipper articles by Chris Gillis.

Tags

Chris Gillis

Located in the Washington, D.C. area, Chris Gillis primarily reports on regulatory and legislative topics that impact cross-border trade. He joined American Shipper in 1994, shortly after graduating from Mount St. Mary’s College in Emmitsburg, Md., with a degree in international business and economics.
Close