Catering to demand from Chile’s fruit harvest season, Latam Group has started operating flights to Qatar for the first time.
The service was launched on November 30 and the first flight on the route was operated by Latam Airlines Brazil.
Cargo on the flight to Doha included perishables from customers in South America; electrical goods were carried on the return route.
The carrier operated its second flight to Doha on December 7 carrying more than 95 tonnes of fresh fruit. The fruits were then transported to Shanghai by Latam’s interline partner Qatar Airways Cargo reports www.aircargonews.net
“Latam Cargo maintained its strategy of using passenger aircraft as all-cargo transport during the pandemic, which proved very helpful to mitigate the belly capacity reduction caused by the global border closure,” the carrier said.