LATAM annually transports 100,000 tonnes of salmon
During 2018, LATAM launched a new “Local Flavors” menu on international flights. Among these menu options is Chilean salmon for flights departing from Santiago. LATAM Cargo also highlighted that salmon was the highest transported commodity last year, reaching 99,334 tonnes.
The company is embarking on a new strategy with Boeing to expand their cargo fleet. Over the next two years, LATAM will incorporate more 767BCF (Boeing Converted Freighters) are part of a push to expand global routes; just in 2018 the airlines initiated 32 new destinations.
In January 2019, LATAM announced that a new cargo route will begin operating between Santiago, Chile and Chicago on February 19. With this addition, the airlines can reduce transit times from Chile to Asia to under 35 hours, allowing Chilean salmon producers to reach the Asian market in less time than ever before. Fresh salmon will now have six entry points into the United States and three connection points on its way to Asia.