Port Wings News Network:
On 18 November, Avianca Cargo made its maiden cargo voyage under its own operation to connect cargo between Europe and South America.
With its own fleet of A330-200 cargo aircraft, the company intends to offer its customers an extended network in Europe, operating direct cargo flights to Brussels. The central location of Brussels makes it easy toconnect cargo to the flower auction in Amsterdam, the main operation and consolidation center in the continent for the flower industry.
Gerardo Grajales, Executive Vice President of Business Units, said. “The main purpose of this operation is to continue supporting the expansion of the flower industry and other perishable products in Latin America, as well as to offer a cargo transportation service to our customers in Europe and Asia to Latin America”.
“South America is still an underserved market to and from Brussels,” says Steven Polmans, Head of Cargo and Logistics at the airport. “We are really pleased to welcome Avianca Cargo and the opportunity we can offer to our market with increased connectivity and capacity for pharmaceuticals, automotive and other commodities from our region to Miami, Colombia and the rest of South America”.
Avianca is the commercial brand of Avianca Holdings S.A. that identifies Latin American airlines dedicated to passenger and cargo transportation, with a human team comprised of more than 19,000 collaborators that stands out for its excellent service.
Avianca Cargo is the commercial brand that represents the cargo transportation business onboard the passenger aircraft of the airlines that integrate Avianca Holdings, as well as on cargo aircraft operated by Tampa Cargo SAS. Avianca’s airlines, specializing in passenger and cargo transportation, service 72 destinations in 25 countries in America and Europe directly, in a modern fleet of 166 short, medium and long-range aircraft; this fleet includes a dedicated cargo fleet: 2 Boeing 767-200F and 5 Airbus A330-200F. Avianca offers connectivity with 1.200 destinations in 195 countries in five continents.