LATAM completes fleet renewal with redelivery of 767-300BCF

LATAM Cargo took redelivery of a 767-300BCF (34629) from Boeing [FAT 005254] earlier this month following conversion to freighter configuration by Boeing at the ST Engineering Aerospace facility at Singapore’s Paya Lebar Air Base (QPG). The aircraft was immediately placed on LATAM Cargo Colombia’s AOC and on Dec. 7, the aircraft commenced commercial revenue service […]

CFS 2019: Delta investment, e-commerce to create opportunities for LATAM Cargo

SAN DIEGO – Despite a weak air cargo market in 2019, Santiago-headquartered LATAM Cargo is optimistic about the long-term prospects for airfreight in Latin America. E-commerce, both domestic and cross-border, will be a major driver for trade requiring expedited transportation, Andres Bianchi, CEO, LATAM Cargo told Chelsea Toczauer, associate editor, Cargo Facts, on the sidelines […]

CFS 2019: Could LATAM Cargo make narrowbody freighters work in its network?

SAN DIEGO – In March 2018, Santiago-headquartered LATAM Cargo offloaded the final two remaining 777Fs in its fleet, selling the pair to Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings. As a replacement for the 777Fs, the carrier opted to convert three 767-300ERs from its passenger fleet to freighter configuration with Boeing. To date, two 767-300BCFs have been redelivered, […]

Production freighters outnumber conversion redeliveries in August

Despite being a comparatively slow month for freighter aircraft transactions (FATs) with just 26 transactions logged in August, compared to 51 in July, it was a busy month for production freighter deliveries. Boeing delivered a total of five widebody freighters to express carriers with FedEx adding two 777Fs and two 767-300Fs, and UPS adding a […]

August airfreight demand data reveals more of the same

Airports and carriers almost unanimously reported lackluster August 2019 cargo traffic. This was no surprise given market performance over the past quarter, as air freight demand responds to slowing global trade. Indeed, FedEx cited lower volumes of German exports to China as a factor in its weaker-than-expected 1QFY20 results. This was echoed by Frankfurt Airport’s results and elsewhere […]

July 2019 airfreight demand: summer slump persists

As airports and carriers begin to report their July 2019 cargo traffic results, airfreight demand – unsurprisingly – continues to respond negatively to increasing trade friction on the trans-Pacific trade lane, and elsewhere. Carriers from all regions almost unanimously reported moderate year-over-year declines. There is little change from June 2019, for which IATA reported a […]

LATAM inducts third 767 for conversion into BCF

LATAM Cargo has inducted what will be its third 767-300BCF for conversion at the ST Engineering Aerospace facility in Singapore’s Paya Lebar Air Base (QPG), Boeing and LATAM both confirmed to Cargo Facts [FAT 005096]. The aircraft (34629) is the final outstanding BCF LATAM currently has on order with Boeing. Unit 34629 was delivered to […]

Second LATAM 767BCF nearing redelivery

LATAM Cargo’s next 767-300BCF appears to be almost ready for redelivery. The aircraft (35229, ex-LATAM Airlines Argentina) operated a test flight today, flying around Taiwan for approximately an hour and a half. Unit 35229 has been undergoing the conversion process at the Evergreen Aviation Technologies (EGAT) facility in Taipei (TPE) since February 2019. EGAT was […]
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