LATAM Cargo Brazil transports over 50 tonnes of essential goods in COVID-19 fight

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LATAM Cargo Brazil maintains its cargo operation and is working its logistics to deliver essential goods to Brazilian states. Last Friday, May 29, and Saturday May 30, in partnership with VTC LOG, the company transported 50 tonnes of essential hospital goods to combat COVID-19 in Roraima, in addition to respirators that will be sent to Rondônia.

The transportation was carried out in three flights using Boeing 767 aircraft, a freighter and a passenger airplane adapted for cargo transportation, and Boeing 777 aircraft, also adapted for cargo.

They left São Paulo/Guarulhos airport for Manaus, where the cargo continued its trip in order to be delivered in both states.

Of the total transported, 40 respirators were sent to the state of Rondônia. The rest of the cargo, 50 respirators and about 50 tonnes of protection equipment and medicines, was delivered to Roraima.

“We are very committed to delivering essential goods to Brazilian states in order to fight COVID-19. We have even redesigned our network taking these cargo needs into consideration,” states Diogo Elias, LATAM Cargo Brazil’s director.

This initiative is one of many actions LATAM Cargo is carrying out in Brazil in order to supply all the country’s regions. Since the pandemic began, more than 100 flights have been carried out to transport around 600 tons of different goods in order to fight the disease. These include: medicines, tests, alcohol-based gel, masks, gloves, thermometers, respirators and food donations.

The company maintains all its cargo operations in the Brazilian domestic market and is taking measures to increase its cargo capacity during the upcoming months. These actions include using larger aircraft for trips to strategic destinations within the country and transporting cargo in adapted passenger aircraft. This form of operation allows cargo to be placed under the seats, in the hand luggage compartments or even on the seats.