Updated: Jul 6
LATAM Airlines Brasil will be operating a total of 8 services between Brazil and China via the Netherlands, following its ongoing cargo-only operations between the two countries. The LATAM Airlines Group, of which LATAM Brasil is an affiliate, filed voluntary protection under the U.S. Chapter 11 financial reorganization process back in late-May. The Brazilian affiliate, however, was not included in the filing.
LATAM Airlines Brasil Boeing 777-300ER registered PT-MUA featuring a special Star Wars livery. Photo by Andrew Pries | AeroNewsX
Since the start of May, LATAM Brasil has been transporting essential supplies with its Boeing 777-300ER. The airline expects to operate its final cargo-only flight between the two countries on July 19th, according to Portuguese aviation news website, Contato Radar.
As mentioned, the carrier has operated a large number of cargo-only flights to China since the start of May. This includes services to Guangzhou, Shanghai and Xiamen, On May 5, it was confirmed that LATAM had converted its first Boeing 777-300ER for cargo operations. The airline has since adapted three additional Boeing 777-300ERs which complement the carrier's existing Boeing 767 freighters. LATAM had also been using its entire Boeing 787 fleet for cargo operations.
The airline will continue operations to China through repatriation flights from Sao Paulo via Amsterdam. In total, LATAM Brasil will operate 8 passenger services between the two countries with its Boeing 777-300ER fleet. The aircraft features 410 seats.
Current plans include flights on the following dates in July: 16th, 23rd and 30th.
Flights in August are scheduled on the following dates: 1st, 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th.