Avianca Cargo touches down on Belgian soil

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On 18 November and for the first time, Avianca Cargo touched down at Brussels Airport. The arrival of the Colombian airline is already the third new full cargo airline this year to start regular services to Brucargo, Brussels Airport’s cargo terminal. The airline is aiming to connect cargo between Europe and South America.

With its fleet of six Airbus A330-200 cargo aircraft (A330F), the airline intends to offer its customers an extended network in Europe, operating a twice weekly cargo flight to Brussels connecting cargo to Amsterdam, the main operation and consolidation center in the continent for the flower industry.

On the startup of cargo flights to Brucargo, Gerardo Grajales, executive vice-president of Avianca’s business units department said: “The main purpose of this operation is to continue supporting the expansion of the flower industry and other perishable products in Latin America, as well as to offer a cargo transportation service to our customers in Europe and Asia to Latin America through our connection center in Miami.

Bart Noëth: Since 1996, I have been working in the Belgian airline industry, from a weekend job as a cabin aircraft cleaner to a flight attendant. After the demise of Sabena - in 2001, I created a website called www.luchtzak.be, originally a meeting place for plane spotters and aviation freaks. Since 2017, the website changed into a professional news site. Next to aviation, I love to travel, wine and dine and enjoy my time off(-line) with my girlfriend, friends and family. My favourite football squad is KV Mechelen, I am an Ironman 70.3 finisher and my ambition is to complete a full Ironman.
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