LATAM Airlines Group airlifted 100 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines free of charge within Brazil, Chile, Ecuador and Peru.
The initiative is part of LATAM’s ‘Solidarity Plane,’ a programme that makes LATAM’s connectivity available for the benefit of South America at zero cost. It includes both passenger and cargo capacity.
With more than 10 years of history, LATAM’s ‘Solidarity Plane’ programme is part of the Shared Value pillar of the group’s sustainability strategy. It seeks to generate value in society through connectivity. To date, it has moved more than 2,400 health professionals and patients with urgent medical needs, and more than 770 tonnes of cargo, including medical supplies and vaccines, in South America.
“Each of LATAM’s collaborators are proud to be able to contribute to overcoming the pandemic. Today, we have transported the 100 million dose of COVID vaccine for free. We will remain committed to making our connectivity available for the benefit of the lives and health of the people of South America,” said Roberto Alvo, CEO of LATAM Airlines Group.
Recently, an alliance was announced with solidarity organisations and civil societies in Brazil, Chile, Ecuador and Peru, making the expertise, infrastructure, connectivity and speed of air transport available -through tickets and cargo transfer at no cost – to the institutions in agreement. This collaboration will be replicated in Colombia in the coming weeks.