May 4, 2020, São Paulo. – LATAM Cargo Brazil maintains its cargo operation and is working its logistics to deliver essential goods to Brazilian states. This weekend, the company transported more than 33 tons of health equipment in order to fight COVID-19 in three states in Northeastern Brazil.
The flight was carried out using a Boeing 767 passenger aircraft adapted for cargo transportation. The trip started on Saturday from São Paulo/Guarulhos to Recife, where part of Pernambuco and Paraíba’s cargo was unloaded. Afterwards, the journey continued towards Fortaleza, where the rest of the products were unloaded.
The goods include rapid tests, respirators, alcohol and protection equipment.
“We are very committed to delivering essential goods to Brazilian states in order to fight COVID-19. We have even redesigned our network taking these cargo needs into consideration”, states Diogo Elias, LATAM Cargo Brazil’s Director.
This initiative is one of many actions LATAM Cargo is carrying out in Brazil in order to supply all the country’s regions. Since the pandemic began, more than 100 flights have been carried out to transport around 500 tons of different goods in order to fight the disease. These include: medicines, tests, alcohol-based gel, masks, gloves, thermometers, respirators and food donations.
The company maintains all its cargo operations in the Brazilian domestic market and is taking measures to increase its cargo capacity during the upcoming months. These actions include using larger aircraft for trips to strategic destinations within the country and transporting cargo in adapted passenger aircraft. This form of operation allows cargo to be placed under the seats, in the hand luggage compartments or even on the seats.