SANTIAGO – LATAM Airlines Group announced Tuesday the launch of LATAM Cargo, encompassing its subsidiaries LAN Cargo, TAM Cargo, LAN Cargo Colombia and Mas Air, which will become Latin America’s largest group of cargo airlines.
The move is part of the consolidation of brands within the LATAM Group, the region’s leading passenger carrier, which was born from the 2012 merger of Chile’s LAN and Brazil’s TAM.
LATAM Cargo flies to 140 destinations in 29 countries, the company said in a statement.
“Besides representing the best of each subsidiary and offering a consistent, excellent service across the network of cargo operators, this change involves an internal evolution related to how we do things, how we face problems, and how we present solutions,” LATAM Airlines Group Senior Vice President Cristian Ureta said.
The business model is based on making optimal use of the cargo capacity of LATAM’s passenger aircraft in conjunction with a fleet of dedicated cargo carriers.