LATAM Group has exceeded 100 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines transported free of charge within Brazil, Chile, Ecuador and Peru.
The initiative is part of LATAM’s “Solidarity Plane,” a program that makes LATAM’s connectivity available for the benefit of South America at zero cost. It includes both passenger and cargo capacity.
“Each of LATAM’s collaborators are proud to be able to contribute to overcoming the pandemic. Today, we have transported the 100 million dose of COVID vaccine for free. We will remain committed to making our connectivity available for the benefit of the lives and health of the people of South America,” said Roberto Alvo, CEO of LATAM Airlines Group.
With more than 10 years of history, LATAM’s “Solidarity Plane” program is part of the Shared Value pillar of the group’s sustainability strategy. It seeks to generate value in society through connectivity. To date, it has moved more than 2,400 health professionals and patients with urgent medical needs, and more than 770 tonnes of cargo, including medical supplies and vaccines, in South America.
Recently, an alliance was announced with solidarity organisations and civil societies in Brazil, Chile, Ecuador and Peru, making the expertise, infrastructure, connectivity and speed of air transport available -through tickets and cargo transfer at no cost- to the institutions in agreement. This collaboration will be replicated in Colombia in the coming weeks.
Other areas of action of “Solidarity Plane” are:
● Health Solidarity Plane: Airlift to tend to the transportation needs of patients, health professionals and medical supplies; or connecting a patient to a donor through the transport of organs, tissues, and stem cells.
● Environmental Solidarity Plane: Transportation of flora and fauna for its protection, as well as the transportation of scientists and members of environmental NGOs who travel to protect the South American ecosystem.
● Natural Disasters Solidarity Plane: Transportation of affected individuals and professionals who travel in support of disasters and humanitarian aid in the event of floods, fires, earthquakes, tsunamis, or volcanic eruptions.