Avianca Cargo will start a new twice a week freighter route from 2 October that will operate on a Bogota – Dallas Fort Worth – Bogota routing.
The new route will be serviced by an Airbus A330-200F aircraft, and payloads are set to be made up of mainly perishables such as salmon and red fruits from Chile, flowers from Colombia, and other fruits from South American markets.
Avianca Cargo said it selected this new destination because of Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport’s economic growth as well as its central location within the US, easily facilitating the ground distribution of cargo throughout the country.
It is also in line with the strategy of strengthening the Bogota hub, consolidating all cargo from South America with final destination to Europe and Asia.
Avianca Cargo general managing director, Kurt Schosinsky said: “We see great potential in this new route where we will handle mainly perishable cargo such as salmon and red fruits from Chile, flowers from Colombia, asparagus and mangoes from Peru and flowers and fruits from Ecuador. All these goods are in high demand in international markets.”
DFW executive vice president for global strategy and development, John Ackerman said, “Dallas Fort Worth International Airport is excited to announce this new cargo service as it represents new economic benefits for Dallas, Fort Worth, and the North Texas region.
“This new service represents a milestone for DFW as the first scheduled South American freighter that will further the Airport’s strategy for developing trade lanes between South America and Asia.”