Friday, June 14, 2024

LATAM launches significant growth plans between Europe and the Americas

LATAM Airlines Group has released a significant plan that seeks to reinforce cargo connectivity between Europe and the Americas, thus offering its customers more and better solutions. The plan will be implemented gradually during the second half of this year, with more frequencies, a more diversified transatlantic network between Europe and strategic U.S. cities, and […]

Seven times lucky for Quito Airport

Last month, Skytrax, the main organisation that evaluates the service offered by airports and airlines worldwide, announced the winners of the World Airport Awards in the different categories. Quito’s Mariscal Sucre International Airport was recognised as the Best Regional Airport and Best Airport Staff in South America. These awards are in addition to the 5-star […]

Caribbean Airlines Cargo resumes more routes

The borders of Trinidad and Tobago, where Caribbean Airlines is headquartered, are set to re-open on July 17. Consequently, Caribbean Airlines Cargo will resume scheduled connectivity between several Caribbean destinations and New York and Toronto. The Caribbean carrier will transport cargo in the belly hold of its Boeing 737 and ATR aircraft on select passenger […]

LATAM reaches a vaccine milestone

The LATAM Group has reached a milestone with 50 million vaccines against COVID distributed free of charge in South America within the framework of its Solidarity Plane programme. LATAM has distributed more than 50 million doses in Brazil, Chile, Ecuador and Peru, which is equivalent to 40% of the doses administered in the region and 2% […]

LATAM temporarily converts 767s for cargo

Avianor and LATAM Cargo have completed and certified temporary cargo modifications on three Boeing 767. In May, LATAM Cargo announced that up to ten 767 will be permanently converted to cargo in the coming years. The implementation of Avianor’s temporary cargo modification was a quick and efficient solution while they await its conversions. Avianor’s temporary […]

AA launches third daily Quito flight

On June 3, flight AA 946 departed from Quito International Airport headed to Miami, becoming American Airline’s third daily frequency from Ecuador’s capital city airport to the United States. This third daily American Airlines flight represents a growth of 48.1% in seats compared to 2019, making visible the gradual, yet sustained recovery of air traffic […]

Caribbean Airlines Cargo transports vaccines

On May 18, Caribbean Airlines Cargo transported 100,000 doses of Sinopharm vaccines to Trinidad and Tobago. This shipment is the largest number of COVID-19 vaccines brought to the country to date. The temperature sensitive shipment was moved from Bejing to Trinidad connecting in Toronto through the airline’s cargo charter service. Caribbean Airlines collaborated with Hainan […]

LATAM to increase cargo fleet

LATAM Group has announced it plans to add 10 Boeing 767-300 converted freighters over the next three years. This will bring the fleet size to up to 21 freighters by 2023. The first aircraft will be expected to begin operations in December 2021. The Group’s freighter fleet growth plan initially included four firm conversion orders […]

Avianca helps Mother’s Day bloom

From April 13 to May 4, 2021, Avianca Cargo moved more than 15,000 tonnes of flowers for the Mother’s Day holiday. This volume corresponds to a growth in tonnes transported of 9.6% compared to the same period of the previous year. Avianca Cargo operated 246 flights in A330F, A300-600, and B767 cargo aircraft, which have […]

Caribbean Airlines partners with DFG

As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility program, Caribbean Airlines transported feminine hygiene kits from Toronto, Canada to Guyana, for distribution to women and girls living in rural communities. The initiative was undertaken in partnership with international NGO, Days For Girls (DFG). The well-known NGO, works to increase access to menstrual care, providing cost effective […]

Miró appointed president and CEO of Quiport

Following Andrew O’Brian, Quito Airport current president and CEO’s resignation, Ramón Miró, who has held the presidency of HAS-DC in the city of Houston, will assume the role of new president and CEO as of June 1, 2021. The Board of Directors expressed its deep gratitude to Andrew O’Brian for his leadership throughout the past […]

LATAM continues Solidarity Plane programme

LATAM Airlines Group reported today that it will continue to transport vaccines at no cost within the countries where it operates throughout 2021 through its Solidarity Plane programme. To date, the group has transported over 23.7 million vaccines against COVID-19 within South America, through more than 300 flights in the domestic markets of Brazil, Chile, […]

In my opinion: e-Commerce is the “next big thing” in Latin America

Fabio Mendunekas, senior vice president for Latin America, CEVA Logistics. Where there is consumption in the market, there must now be speed of supply to match it. Today in Latin America, e-Commerce is changing our lives. This rapidly emerging logistics market segment has been growing in an ever-increasing way here over the last four years. […]

Andres Bianchi: the value of a plan

LATAM Cargo CEO, Andres Bianchi spoke to ACW about overcoming the adversity of the past year, vaccine transport and the value of having a plan. Throughout the pandemic, LATAM has played an important role globally and within Latin America. First transporting PPE and medical supplies and now becoming a key player in what IATA have […]

Iberia goes live with IATA Travel Pass in Europe-Latin America

Iberia is working with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) on the development of the digital health passport known as the IATA Travel Pass, and it will be the first airline to launch  it in Europe-Latin America routes, specifically in Uruguay, on its Madrid-Montevideo flights. The IATA Travel Pass provides a consistent, predictable, and safe framework on a global basis with the dual aims […]

Bolloré Chile ships a 22 tonne rotor

Bolloré receives an offer for the purchase of Bolloré Africa Logistics

This logistics operation was carried out on behalf of Engie, a French multinational electric utility company that operates in the fields of energy transition, production and distribution of electricity. It involved shipping this rotor by air charter to Czech Republic for repair and then re-routing it to Chile. This heavy package was thus transported from […]

Antonov transports urgent mining equipment from Australia to Brazil

Antonov Airlines has safely moved 370 tonnes of new machinery parts on three AN-124 flights to a mine in Brazil from Australia in time to keep work at the plant going. Antonov’s load planning engineers designed tailored frames to carry two of the pieces of equipment. The cargo was loaded and unloaded using Antonov’s in-house […]

Ribeiro: In this industry “you can have it all!”

ACW spoke to Nadia Ribeiro, managing director for Latin America at CEVA Logistics, about her life in the cargo and logistics industry. ACW: Was logistics an industry you ever envisioned yourself working in? Nadia Ribeiro: I can tell you that I started [in this industry] by coincidence! I am originally from Jordan and my family […]

Airports Council recognises Quito Airport as the best in Latin America and the Caribbean

Mariscal Sucre International Airport obtained a new recognition as the best Airport in Latin America and the Caribbean in the 2020 Airport Service Quality (ASQ) Awards in the 5 to15 million passengers per year category. The ASQ (Airport Service Quality) Program, organised by the Airports Council International (ACI), delivers the most prestigious international awards for […]

Amerijet delivers COVID-19 Vaccines

Amerijet has delivered COVID-19 vaccines to the Caribbean and Central America on behalf of Odyssey Logistics Pvt. Ltd. These shipments were a part of India’s Government gifted Covishield AstraZeneca vaccines manufactured by the Serum Institute of India. The vaccines bound for Jamaica, Guyana, and Nicaragua, were transferred via Amerijet’s Hub at the Miami International Airport. […]

Avianca mobilises 14,200 tonnes of flowers

Avianca Cargo mobilised 14,200 tonnes of flowers for Valentine’s Day, 6% more than the volume of flowers transported for this holiday the previous year. The airline conducted a total of 252 flights, each with a capacity ranging between 40 and 70 tonnes, from Bogota, Medellin, and Quito, primarily to transport flowers of different varieties, including […]

In my opinion… Dominic Hyde on vaccine logistics

As the development of successful COVID-19 vaccines continues at a rapid rate, the world’s first approved vaccines are already being administered as part of ongoing mass vaccination programmes worldwide. Temperature controlled packaging manufacturers continue to play a pivotal part in the global deployment of these approved vital vaccines, including those developed by Pfizer/BioNTech, Oxford University/AstraZeneca […]

Qatar increase São Paulo services

Qatar Airways has increased São Paulo services to 10 weekly flights and expanded codeshare cooperation with LATAM Airlines Brazil. The codeshare agreement has opened up efficient routes between Asia, the Middle East and South America, as well as further strengthen the two airlines’ strategic partnership, first initiated in 2016 and recently expanded in June 2019. Qatar […]

JAS Brazil Acquires Sonave Logistica

JAS Worldwide today announced that its subsidiary, JAS Brazil, has acquired 100% of the shares of Sonave Logistica.  Sonave has been JAS Brazil’s agent in Belo Horizonte (Minas Gerais) and Curitiba (Parana) for the past 10 years, providing freight and logistics services.  The two companies have expanded their global business during the ensuing years. Sonave Logistica, […]

Embraer ready for COVID-19 vaccines transport

Embraer has released technical guidance to assist its customers to properly define the transportation characteristics and payload requirements for the COVID-19 vaccines, utilising commercial aircraft. Due to the pandemic, operators are looking at the possibility of using Embraer aircraft to transport vaccines. The document includes guidance for the EMB120 Brasilia, the ERJ 145, the E-Jets, […]

Qatar Airways Cargo to add South American flights

Qatar Airways Cargo will expand South American services with new flights to Brazil, Chile, Peru and Colombia from 16 January. The flights will use Boeing 777 freighters, with twice-weekly services Bogota from Doha operating via Luxembourg and Miami, with the return operating via Liege. Twice-weekly flights to Campinas from Doha will go via Luxembourg, returning […]

RIOgaleao renews IATA CEIV Pharma certificate

RIOgaleao Cargo has renewed its IATA CEIV Pharma certification, having been the first been recognised in 2016. When RIOgaleao was certified in 2016, it was the only airport in the Americas with CEIV, and recertification recognises that standards have been adopted and maintained. The programme requires audits and technical training, and must be repeated every […]

Avianca Cargo consolidates position

For Avianca Cargo, international tonnage and domestic business in Ecuador and Peru remained almost unchanged in 2018, and this year load factors are expected to remain strong. The airline handled more than 481,000 tonnes of cargo in 2018, and though 2019 has got off to a “relatively weak start”, Avianca Cargo believes that it can […]

Virgin Atlantic Cargo to enter South American market

Virgin Atlantic Cargo will fly to South America for the first time with services between London Heathrow and Sao Paulo Guarulhos in 2020. A Boeing 787 Dreamliner will be operated on the daily London – Sao Paulo flight, offering considerable cargo capacity and giving customers direct access to South America’s largest import and export market. […]

WorldACD: Slow start to 2019 but special cargo grows

Global air cargo got off to a slow start in 2019 with volumes dropping 2% in January, with special cargo mitigating the fall, according to WorldACD. General cargo got off to a slow start, down 5% with valuables and dangerous goods also down, though perishables grew 6%, high tech by 4%, pharmaceuticals by 5% and […]