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LATAM to Continue Transporting COVID-19 Vaccines Free of Charge for 2022

LATAM will continue their ‘Solidarity Plane’ program this year, transporting COVID-19 vaccines free of charge across Latin America. Under the program, the carrier has transported over 224 million vaccines to Brazil, Chile, Ecuador and Peru.

LATAM to Continue Transporting Vaccines Free of Charge for 2022 Under Their 'Solidarity Plane' Program - Courtesy LATAM

On Friday (February 4, 2022), LATAM announced that they will continue their ‘Solidarity Plane Program’ for 2022, delivering COVID-19 vaccines across Latin America. Since the start of the program, the carrier has leveraged their connectivity and logistics expertise to transport over 224 million vaccines to combat the pandemic in Brazil, Chile, Ecuador and Peru. Additionally, LATAM has transported over 1,920 organs and tissues, 3,325 healthcare professionals to attend urgent COVID-19 cases, 761 patients with urgent medical needs, 17 stem cell transports for patients with blood cancer, and over 1,200 tons of cargo, including essential medical supplies and vaccines.

In Friday’s announcement, LATAM Cargo’s CEO, Andres Bianchi, said,

“With the significant increase in COVID-19 infections around the world, collaboration and joint work with health authorities is more important than ever. For this reason, we are reaffirming our commitment to the free transport of vaccines in the domestic markets of Brazil, Chile, Ecuador and Peru this year. Thanks to the effort and work of all our collaborators, we remain committed and available to support the well-being of the people of South America.”

LATAM’s Solidarity Plane program is part of the Group’s sustainability strategy, which seeks to generate value for society by providing free support for health needs in the region, promoting care for the environment, and providing aid in the event of natural disasters. The Group will continue to provide support for the management of the ongoing pandemic through the transport of medical supplies from throughout the world to all of South America, including masks, rapid COVID-19 tests, medicine and other essential supplies.

Source: LATAM


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