Following the association between LAN and TAM, there have been significant achievements in the domestic market in Brazil, among the most notable being infrastructure improvements, increased access to cargo space on passenger aircraft, TAM Cargo freighter operations and an extensive range of products and services.
Domestic and International Market
TAM Cargo has a 58% share of the Brazilian market, considering the operation of freight aircraft, belly capacity and mail. Furthermore, the operational structure of domestic cargo concentrates much of the cargo traffic in Sao Paulo.
The projection is very positive for the market and among other initiatives, we epect invest U.S. $20 million in Manaus, Congonhas and Guarulhos domestic cargo terminals in 2014.
The company has also been investing in technological improvements for customers through new systems that will provide better information, allowing for planning and coordination of domestic cargo operations.
With regard to the international market, part of the synergies are related to the hub’s connectivity in Guarulhos, wich will allow offer a larger scope of destinations to customers.
LATAM Airlines Business Model
The bellies of TAM passenger aircraft in Brazil, which TAM Cargo has access to contribute to a distinctive business model, combining the flexibility and versatility of cargo aircraft with the stability and frequency of passenger flights. The cargo capacity of the latter, known as the bellies, ensures consistency in the level of service, frequencies and destinations.
Currently, each week there are 5,050 domestic departures and over 290 international departures. That is why we have optimized the use of the cargo capacity on passenger aircraft, with the goal of maximizing synergies related to this business model that the airline has strengthened in recent years.
TAM Cargo Team