LATAM Cargo has connected Bogota, Colombia with Huntsville, Alabama in response to Panalpina’s desire to cut down travel time between South and North America.
The weekly service started on 2 December, taking approximately four and a half hours and providing 50 tonnes of cargo capacity per flight.
LATAM Cargo Group chief executive officer, Andres Bianchi says: “The sustainability of LATAM Cargo’s relationship with its customers is founded on trust and collaborative work. We are continuously supporting them with their projects by offering the best alternatives possible. This allows us to fulfil our desire to be perceived as strategic partners and to expand their business together.”
Panalpina senior vice president, head of airfreight/Americas region, Roberto Schiavone says: “During the design process LATAM Cargo worked very closely with us to bring this innovative product into the market. This new flight, supported by our exclusive and recently inaugurated Perishable Center in Huntsville airport, will bring a competitive advantage to our customers.
“We will also use LATAM passenger flights from other countries in South America to feed our freighter out of Bogota, it is not only a service for the flowers from Colombia, but for all other perishable markets from the entire region. Together with LATAM Cargo, we are creating a new logistics import hub for the South American perishable products into USA market.”