AMERICAS: LAN Cargo continues growth track

LAN Cargo has continued its cargo growth with a 20.4 per cent year-on-year increase in the amount of cargo traffic it handled in September. The increase was due primarily to a recovery in imports into Latin America driven by additional demand in Brazil, increased cargo carried to Europe as a result of the extra capacity […]


LAN Cargo has continued its cargo growth with a 20.4 per cent year-on-year increase in the amount of cargo traffic it handled in September. The increase was due primarily to a recovery in imports into Latin America driven by additional demand in Brazil, increased cargo carried to Europe as a result of the extra capacity offered by its B777 freighters, as well as the launch in June of domestic operations to Recife and Fortaleza in Brazil through its ABSA affiliate, the carrier said. Capacity rose by 20.5 per cent compared to the same month of 2009, causing the cargo load factor to fall slightly – by 0.1 percentage points – to 69.7 per cent.