LATAM Cargo’s service between Lisbon and Sao Paulo got off to a flying start with more than six tonnes of cargo from Panalpina.
The Boeing 767 passenger service started on 3 September, providing five frequencies a week between Sao Paulo Guarulhos Airport and Lisbon’s Humberto Delgado Airport, providing a link between South America and the Iberian Peninsula.
LATAM commercial director for Europe, Guido Henke says: “Brazil is a highly demanded and growing market for European exports as well as for passengers. Being able to offer capacity out of Europe from our seven and soon eight hubs including our Lisbon operation starting as from 3rd of September will ensure to all our customers a variety of options in order to guaranty speed, consistency and reliability within our network and product portfolio.”
Panalpina global head of airfreight procurement and product management, Markus Muecke says: “This new, direct LATAM Cargo route will increase the connectivity between Europe and South America and improve speed and reliability for our customers on both sides of the Atlantic. For Panalpina, Brazil is one of the strongest growing air freight markets, so this new route is a great opportunity for us to expand our business even more.”