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South America's Latam Cargo wins Barig membership

The South American cargo airline Latam Cargo, a unit of the Chilean-Brazilian Latam Airlines Group, has been inducted into the Board of Airline Representatives in Germany (Barig), which represents the interests of 100 national and international carriers. Latam Airlines Group, came into existence in 2012 following the fusion of Chilean LAN Airlines with Brazilian TAM Linhas Aereas. As the largest airline in Latin America, Latam Cargo operates a network of over 140 destinations in 29 countries, with 10 destinations purely dedicated to cargo.

The company’s annual transport volume amounts to one million tonnes of air freight, said a statement from the company.

Last year, Latam Cargo became the first airline from the American continent to acquire the Certified in entity and Intangible Valuations (CEIV) license for the transport of pharmaceuticals, it said.

Michael Hoppe, secretary general, Barig, said: “We are glad to welcome Latam as a new member, especially since the cargo field is continuously gaining importance within our association.” “Air cargo infrastructure and process optimisation at airports are essential topics regarding profitability and efficiency,” he stated. “These aspects on the other hand are vital in defending Germany’s top ranking in growing global competition.

We expect Latam Cargo’s remarkable international expertise to provide valuable impulses for our association work, thereby hopefully benefiting the entire aviation location Germany as well as commerce and economy,” he added.

Jorge Carretero, senior manager sales Central Europe, Latam Cargo, said: “The lively trade between Latin America and Germany as well as the entire EU is an important pillar for us.

For this reason, the Barig membership offers us an ideal platform to contribute to the development of major topics regarding the air traffic location Germany.”

“Barig simply knows and understands the industry’s interests,” he added. – TradeArabia News Service



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