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Air freight is Latin American aviation’s only pandemic winner

The transport of cargo was a key driver of Latin American passenger carriers’ success in maintaining their operations during the pandemic, as they went without government financial aid while transporting essential freight to fight Covid-19.

And the airlines see that market only growing further in the future.

That’s the conclusion of a panel discussion at the ALTA Airline Leaders’ Forum in Bogota on 25 October.

In addition to conducting humanitarian transports and flying essential medical needs such as personal protective equipment, face masks, ventilators, oxygen and, later, vaccines, airlines began investing heavily to service the region’s burgeoning e-commerce industry.