LATAM moves more than 50 million vaccines free of charge within South America
The LATAM Group reached 50 million vaccines against SARS-CoV-2, distributed free of charge in South America within the framework of its ‘Solidarity Plane’ programme. This unprecedented logistical effort occurs after the commitment made with the governments of the countries where the group has a domestic operation to transport vaccines free of charge on its flights using the highest biosafety standards.
LATAM has distributed more than 50 million doses in Brazil, Chile, Ecuador and Peru, which is equivalent to 40 percent of the doses administered in the region and 2 percent of the doses worldwide.
“We are honored to be able to contribute from our role to defeat Covid-19. We understand that our role is not only to connect this region with the world, but also to contribute to the well-being of the communities of South America. That is why we will continue to make our Solidarity Plane programme available to support the transfer of vaccines, people, supplies or cargo in health matters, natural disasters or care for the environment,” declared Roberto Alvo, CEO, LATAM Airlines Group.
With more than 10 years of history, LATAM Group’s Solidarity Plane programme seeks to generate value in society through connectivity. To date, it has mobilized in South America more than 1,800 health professionals and patients with urgent medical needs, and more than 570 tons of cargo, including medical supplies and vaccines.