LATAM Cargo Chile
LATAM Cargo logo.svg
IATA ICAO Callsign
UC LCO LAN CARGO
FoundedMay 22, 1970
Hubs
Fleet size4
Destinations21
Parent companyLATAM Airlines Group
HeadquartersSantiago, Chile
Key peopleAndres Bianchi (CEO)
Websitewww.latamcargo.com

LATAM Cargo Chile (formerly LAN Cargo S.A.) is a cargo airline based in Santiago, Chile and the freight subsidiary of the LATAM Airlines Group. It is operating cargo flights within South America, to Europe and North America from its hubs at Miami International Airport and Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport.[1]

It is a sister company of LATAM Cargo Brasil and LATAM Cargo Colombia.

History

The airline was formed on May 22, 1970, after the cargo and passenger business of LAN-Chile was separated.

In 1998, it was based on the original cargo divisions of LAN-Chile, Ladeco, and Fast Air Carrier. It also worked closely with the other cargo airlines in the group like ABSA Cargo Airline, Florida West International Airways and Mas Air.[1] LAN Cargo was rebranded to LATAM Cargo Chile as part of the merger of its parent LAN Airlines with TAM Linhas Aéreas to form LATAM Airlines Group during 2016.

During the global COVID-19 pandemic, the airline flew numerous additional routes on an ad-hoc basis, especially in May 2020 and after.

Destinations

A former LAN-Chile Cargo Douglas DC-8-71F at Miami International Airport in 1995
A former LAN-Chile Cargo Douglas DC-8-71F at Miami International Airport in 1995
A former LAN Cargo Boeing 777F landing at Frankfurt Airport in 2010
A former LAN Cargo Boeing 777F landing at Frankfurt Airport in 2010

LATAM Cargo Chile operates the following as of June 2010.[2]

Country City Airport Notes Refs
 Argentina Buenos Aires Ministro Pistarini International Airport
Tucumán Teniente Benjamín Matienzo International Airport Seasonal
 Belgium Brussels Brussels Airport
 Brazil Campinas Viracopos–Campinas International Airport
Curitiba Afonso Pena International Airport
Rio de Janeiro Rio de Janeiro/Galeão International Airport
 Canada Vancouver Vancouver International Airport Terminated [3]
 Chile Santiago Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport Hub
 Colombia Bogotá El Dorado International Airport
Medellín José María Córdova International Airport
 Costa Rica San José Juan Santamaria International Airport
 Ecuador Guayaquil José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport
Quito Mariscal Sucre International Airport
 Germany Frankfurt Frankfurt Airport
 Guatemala Guatemala City La Aurora International Airport
 Netherlands Amsterdam Amsterdam Schiphol Airport
 Paraguay Asunción Silvio Pettirossi International Airport
Ciudad del Este Guaraní International Airport
 Peru Lima Jorge Chávez International Airport
 United States Boston Logan International Airport [4]
Miami Miami International Airport Hub
 Uruguay Montevideo Carrasco International Airport
 Venezuela Caracas Simón Bolívar International Airport Terminated
Valencia Arturo Michelena International Airport Terminated

Fleet

Current fleet

The LATAM Cargo Chile fleet includes the following aircraft as of September 2022:[5][6]

LATAM Cargo Chile fleet
Aircraft In
service
Orders Notes
Boeing 767-300ER/BCF 1
Boeing 767-300F 3
Total 4

Former fleet

As LAN Cargo, the airline previously operated the following aircraft:

LATAM Cargo Chile former fleet
Aircraft Total Introduced Retired Notes
Boeing 737-200F 1 2004 2008
Boeing 777F 3 2009 2017 Transferred to AeroLogic
Douglas DC-8-71F 3 1992 2000

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2007-04-03. p. 104.
  2. ^ LAN Cargo time table Archived 2009-04-21 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ YVR Airlines Archive at the Wayback Machine (archived 2001-03-30)
  4. ^ "Boston Air Cargo Directory". Retrieved March 15, 2013.
  5. ^ "Global Airline Guide 2019 (Part One)". Airliner World. October 2019: 9.
  6. ^ "LATAM Cargo Chile Fleet Details and History". Planespotters.net. Retrieved May 26, 2021.

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