Huntsville adds air cargo route to Brazil

Return route touches Bogota and Miami

Brazil-bound cargo is shuttled to the new LATAM Star service to South America. Photo by Mark Davis/DSV.

International freight forwarder DSV has partnered with LATAM Group to provide weekly service from Huntsville International Airport to Brazil. Monday morning departures reach Brazil the same day.

Return flights are routes from Viracopos, Brazil, through Bogota, Colombia, and Miami.

“We are thrilled to add this direct service to South America from Huntsville,” said Barbie Peek, business development officer for the Port of Huntsville. “With a supply chain pushed to the limit by the pandemic, cargo operations have struggled to keep up. The new LATAM Star service will provide a welcome remedy to businesses wishing to get their product to the Brazil market quickly and efficiently.”

The new service continues DSV’s air freight growth, said Mads Ravn, executive vice president for DSV Air&Sea. “The new Huntsville – Brazil – Bogota service is another add-on which expands the DSV Charter Network to the resurging Latin America region from the uncongested Huntsville International Airport.”

Team member LATAM Cargo also praised the addition. “The relaunch of the route from Huntsville is proof of the opportunities created by the growth of our B767F fleet,” said Andrés Bianchi, CEO of LATAM Cargo. “This allows us to provide differentiated solutions to our clients, regarding origins, destinations, and frequencies, and strengthen our connectivity to, from  and within South America.”

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The Port of Huntsville is ranked 19th in the nation for air cargo, with connections to Europe, Asia and South America.

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