LAN CARGO launches first cargo operations between Switzerland and Latin America
Sao Paulo, November 10, 2014 (STAT):- LAN CARGO, the cargo division of LATAM Airlines Group, inaugurated its first and only cargo operation between the city of Basel in Switzerland and South America. The principal objective will be to increase the cargo transport offering from the region, primarily for the pharmaceutical sector.
The cargo operation will fly every Monday on a Boeing 777F aircraft and its itinerary will be Amsterdam – Basel – Guarulhos (Sao Paulo) – Buenos Aires – Santiago de Chile. The next flight will depart on Monday 3 November and is already being programmed by the LAN CARGO team in Europe. While the main aim of the flight is to assist with the transport of pharmaceutical products, the company also hopes to use the route to transport cargo from the south of Germany and southeast France.
The flight will be operated from Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg airport, located on the border between Germany, Switzerland and France. This strategic location opens the possibilities to tap into the transportation of cargo from all three countries. In addition to this, the areas covered also extend to northern Italy and Austria, countries that will benefit from the option to cut down their previously used road feeder service routes and send products by air.