In mid-June LATAM Cargo became the first cargo airline to offer direct service between Scandinavia and Latin America by adding Copenhagen, Denmark’s capital, as a new destination to its network. This new addition will provide customers in this market a better alternative to satisfy its growing interest in Latin America. By significantly reducing the need for land transportation, the new route cuts transit times by up to 48 hours.
The route will be exclusively used for cargo by operating a B767-300F. With initial estimations of 20-25 tons transported on each weekly flight, if necessary the capacity and/or frequencies can be increased.
Copenhagen is the seventh route opened worldwide in the last 12 months and the second European route exclusively used for cargo opened by the leader in air cargo transportation to, from and within Latin America over the same period of time.
The round trip will increase connectivity between Scandinavia and different markets in Latin America with an outbound route that includes Copenhagen (Denmark), Viracopos (Brazil), Montevideo (Uruguay), Santiago (Chile), and Quito (Ecuador). The return will be via Miami (USA), Brussels (Belgium) and Copenhagen.
“As the cargo leader in Latin America, we have undertaken the responsibility of connecting the region with the world and vice versa. Proof of this are the more than 150 destinations currently offered by the LATAM Cargo Group. The size and strength of our network are the pillars that make us a strategic partner for our customers in providing the support needed to take their shipments to their final destinations in less time,” said Gabriel Oliva, LATAM Cargo Senior Vice President for North America, Europe and Asia.
The main beneficiaries in the Scandinavian industry are pharma companies, car makers, and the oil and the paper sectors, although in the short term machinery and other businesses are also expected to play a major role.
“With the new route LATAM Cargo is now connecting Scandinavia to Latin America with a direct link. This will provide Scandinavian Shippers and Freight Forwarders with a smooth and efficient air freight operation directly to Latin America. Adding a direct link is not only important to the handling and shipping of Pharmaceutical products, it is equally important to the Food Ingredients industry and Automotive Parts industry which also requires stringent and efficient transportation. Being a CEIV certified carrier LATAM Cargo will now offer a unique Pharmaceutical solution to South America, together with fast and reliable General Cargo solutions”, commented Kaspar Andreas Nissen, Air Cargo Specialist at Copenhagen Airports.
We permanently evaluate the opening of new origins and destinations in order to satisfy our customers’ needs. In this opportunity, we chose to strengthen the connectivity between our clients in Scandinavia and Europe with Latin America. This, through a route that reduces transit times and makes our product portfolio’s services and care options available. Every time clients think of Latin America, we want LATAM Cargo to come to mind, said Alfredo Noguerales, LATAM Airlines Senior Sales Manager EMEA (excl. Central Europe).