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LATAM Marks First Year of Miami – São José dos Campos Cargo Route with 1.6K Tons Transported

LATAM Marks First Year of Miami – São José dos Campos Cargo Route with 1.6K Tons Transported

LATAM group cargo operators have celebrated the first anniversary of its Miami-São José dos Campos route, transporting over 1,600 tons of general cargo and electronics. Operated twice weekly, this route enhances imports to the Vale do Paraíba region, leveraging Miami’s hub status for connecting cargo from the U.S. and Europe.

The Miami-São José dos Campos route, flown by Boeing 767-300F aircraft with a capacity of over 50 tons per flight, operates on Mondays and Thursdays. São José dos Campos airport’s strategic location in Brazil’s second-largest industrial enclave enhances competitive advantages such as reduced import costs.

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This investment underscores LATAM’s dedication to facilitating business and developing opportunities for its Brazilian clients. “The international cargo route to São José dos Campos emphasizes the strategic importance of air cargo for Brazil’s development, particularly accelerating the import of electronic components for the Vale do Paraíba’s industrial chain, especially the aerospace sector,” said Otávio Meneguette, director of LATAM Cargo Brazil.

In 2023, LATAM group introduced cargo routes from Miami to Brasília and Amsterdam to Curitiba, and increased its Miami-Florianópolis service from two to three weekly flights. In April 2024, the company doubled its capacity in Belém with the Guarulhos-Belém-Manaus route and increased flights to Manaus from Guarulhos and Viracopos by 30%. Additionally, it recently launched an unprecedented Europe-Florianópolis cargo route, facilitating international trade between Europe and Santa Catarina.

In May, LATAM started a domestic cargo route from Guarulhos to Recife and Manaus, boosting capacity in Recife by 62.5% compared to April. These routes are all served by Boeing 767-300F aircraft, each capable of carrying over 50 tons per flight.

LATAM group cargo operators serve 166 destinations in 33 countries, including 18 exclusive cargo routes. In Brazil, it connects 49 domestic destinations with 19 international locations. The LATAM Cargo fleet comprises 20 Boeing 767-300F and 767-300BCF aircraft.

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In 2024, LATAM’s Brazilian operations are projected to grow by 7% to 9% in ASK (Available Seat Kilometers), increasing cargo capacity in passenger aircraft held in the domestic market.

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Anastasiya Simsek

Anastasiya Simsek started her journalism career in 2016 at Ukrainian TV-Channels: 24 Channel and 1+1 Media. Having worked across a number of different sectors, including news, medicine and lifestyle, she joined the Air Cargo Week editorial team in 2024. To share your news and exclusive insights, contact Anastasiya.Simsek@AirCargoWeek.com

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