LanChile has taken delivery of its third Boeing 767-300 cargo aircraft, increasing the airline's freighter capacity by 12 percent and increasing frequencies to a variety of destinations.
The inaugural flight departed Miami International Airport for Santiago, Chile, on Aug. 25 with a 100 percent load factor. ''This new Boeing 767 freighter, already operating at full capacity, allows us to increase our presence in our North and South American markets,'' said Claudio Silva, LanChile Cargo's vice president for North America. ''The new aircraft is providing additional capacity for Chilean exporters just in time for the perishable goods high season.''
LanChile Cargo flights will increase from four to five times per week from Los Angeles, and flights from Houston will increase from two to three times per week, servicing destinations such as Sao Paulo, Buenos Aires, and Santiago. The new aircraft will also be used for twice weekly flights serving Miami-Lima-Santiago, as well as for service from Chile to Miami and returning from Miami with one additional flight a week to Asuncion, Paraguay (doubling flights from one to two times per week), and an additional flight to Buenos Aires (an increase from three to four times per week).