Avianca Cargo has launched a new service connecting Bogotá (BOG) with Brussels (BRU) using A330-200F aircraft.
Avianca says it intends to offer its customers an extended network in Europe, operating direct cargo flights to Brussels, which enables an easy connection to the flower auction in Amsterdam, the main operation and consolidation centre on the continent for the flower industry.
Gerardo Grajales, executive vice president of Business Units, says: “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 Brussels 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 Cargo is an all-cargo airline based at José María Córdova International Airport in Medellín, Colombia. The carrier’s main business has been transporting flowers from Latin America to Miami, as well as general cargo throughout the Americas. With a fleet of five A330-200 freighters, it has hubs at Bogotá’s El Dorado International Airport; Miami International Airport; and Jorge Chávez International Airport, in Lima Peru.