LATAM will continue to transport vaccines for free throughout 2021

In passenger transport, more than 1,300 health professionals were able to travel to meet different needs related to Covid-19 in the countries that LATAM operates with domestic flights.

By Cristián Meza
April 27, 2021 ›19:09 hrs

The Solidarity Plane has transported more than 480 tons of medical supplies, benefiting Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru.  AGENCY ONE / ARCHIVE

LATAM Airlines Group reported that it will continue to transport vaccines at no cost within the countries where it operates throughout 2021 through its Avión Solidario, or Solidarity Plane, program.

To date, the group has mobilized more than 23.7 million vaccines against COVID-19 within South America through more than 300 flights in the domestic markets of Brazil, Chile, Ecuador and Peru.

More than 50 towns in total have benefited from the doses, including those located in difficult-to-access points such as Easter Island in Chile, Galapagos in Ecuador, Iquitos in Peru, while in Brazil, as a result of the health crisis facing the country, doses have been moved to all states.

After the arrival of the first shipments of vaccines to the region in December 2020, LATAM made the free transport of doses available to the authorities of the countries where it has domestic operations.

Since the beginning of the pandemic to date, Avión Solidario has transported more than 480 tons of medical supplies, benefiting Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru. At the same time, more than 1,400 organs and tissues were mobilized within South America and the transfer of stem cells was carried out for ten people with blood cancer, who were able to receive a second chance at life.

In passenger transport, more than 1,300 health professionals were able to travel to meet different needs related to Covid-19 in the countries that LATAM operates with domestic flights.

Through LATAM Cargo, the group has transported a total of more than 48 million vaccines to South America and within the countries in which it operates. LATAM Cargo is the first airline in the American continent, and the only one in the region, to obtain CEIV Pharma (IATA) certification. 

Read the original coverage from El Dinamo (CL) here: https://www.eldinamo.cl/pais/2021/04/27/latam-continuara-transportando-vacunas-gratis-durante-todo-el-2021/


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