LATAM Cargo has become the first cargo airline to offer direct services between Scandinavia and Latin America with flights to Copenhagen, Denmark.
The Boeing 767-300F route will cut transit times by up to 48 hours, and will transport an estimated 20-25 tonnes on each weekly flight.
The round trip increases connections to between Scandinavia and different Latin American markets with an outbound service including Copenhagen, Denmark; Viracopos, Brazil; Montevideo, Uruguay; Santiago, Chile; and Quito, Ecuador.
The route will be via Miami, USA; Brussels, Belgium and then back to Copenhagen.
The main Scandinavian industries to benefit from the route are pharmaceutical companies, car makers and the oil and paper sectors, though LATAM Cargo says short term machinery and other businesses are expected to play a major role.
Gabriel Oliva, senior vice president for North America, Europe and Asia for LATAM Cargo says: “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.”
Kaspar Andreas Nissen, air cargo specialist at Copenhagen Airports says: “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.”