Avianca Cargo, AeroUnion add A330 P2F aircraft

A330 P2F aircraft will offer 60% more capacity than the ageing aircraft it replaces in AeroUnion's fleet

Avianca Cargo, AeroUnion add A330 P2F aircraft
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Avianca Cargo, Colombia's leading cargo carrier, and its commercial partner AeroUnion, announced the arrival of the new A330 passenger-to-freighter (P2F) converted aircraft.

The addition will enhance AeroUnion's operations and consequently the service provided by both companies to customers on the West Coast, says an official release from Avianca Cargo.

"One year after implementing the commercial cooperation agreement, AeroUnion is set to receive its first A330 P2F aircraft. This aircraft will increase cargo capacity by 60 percent compared to its current fleet, ratifying the announced commitment of the integrated expansion strategy. The initiative aims to enhance Avianca Cargo and AeroUnion’s joint network, with four additional A330 aircraft expected to join between 2024 and 2025."

Diogo Elias, Senior Vice President and Leader, Avianca Cargo says: "Freight transportation has shown significant improvement in recent years compared to pre-pandemic levels. Latin American exports have increased by approximately 16 percent while imports have seen a 10 percent recovery. The A330 is an ideal aircraft due to its higher volumetric capacity and lower environmental impact, attributed to enhanced fuel efficiency per tonne."

Danilo Correa, CEO, AeroUnion adds: "We are happy to receive the new A330 P2F, an aircraft that comes to reinforce our service and reliability offer, increasing our volumetric capacity and improving our connectivity to the West Coast markets in our region."

While Avianca Cargo currently operates a fleet of six A330 aircraft, AeroUnion has added five more freighters. The new A330 will serve routes along the West Coast, enhancing service offerings to key markets. It will primarily transport perishable products such as fruits and flowers as well as oversized cargo for automotive, mining, and oil sectors, along with e-commerce and parcel shipments, the release added.

Avianca Cargo is the first airline in the Americas to obtain IATA CEIV certifications in four categories: Pharma, Fresh, Live, and Lithium Batteries.

(Video Credit: Avianca Cargo/LinkedIn)

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