DB Schenker launches its first charter flights between Europe and South America 

  • First transatlantic charter to Latin America in DB Schenker’s history
  • Expansion of Global Flight Network and reliable capacity for stable supply chains

Essen, August 8, 2022 – Taking off this week, DB Schenker offers additional charter capacities across the Atlantic. The new route starts from the Netherlands and reaches Brazil after two stopovers in the USA. In South America, direct connections to Argentina and Chile are available. The weekly freight charter flight provides 50 tons of capacity and expands DB Schenker’s growing intercontinental flight network. 

Thorsten Meincke, Global Board Member for Air & Ocean Freight at DB Schenker: “To keep economies running, companies require stable supply chains. By expanding our flight network to South America, we provide a new source of reliable capacity to the market. We are happy to say that the demand is already high.” 

Jorge Carretero, Sales Director Central Europe, commented on the importance of this agreement. “This charter is a milestone for both companies. This is DB Schenker’s first transatlantic flight and we are honored to be their strategic partner in this venture. Together, we can provide more and better long-term solutions for our customers.”

LATAM is the operating carrier for this new transatlantic route, offering connections to more than 10 key destinations in South America out of Miami. Initially, DB Schenker will operate every Sunday night. The flight leaves Amsterdam (AMS), and stops in New York City (JFK) and Miami (MIA) on Monday before reaching Viracopos (VCP) near São Paulo on the same day. On Tuesdays, a direct connection can be made to Buenos Aires (EZE), and Santiago de Chile (SCL) can be reached on Wednesdays. 

The first bookings include a diverse range of goods, including many automotive parts. Temperature-controlled cargo and dangerous goods can also be transported upon request. Within Europe, the flights seamlessly connect to DB Schenker’s land transportation network.