UPS Doubles Air Cargo Capacity in Latin America

Package delivery giant UPS has expanded the cargo capacity of its express air network throughout Latin America.

The company has increased its cargo capacity by more than 50% on 19 weekly flights into Central and South America, replacing a Boeing 757 narrow-body aircraft with a new, larger B-767 wide-body freighter. The flights will originate from UPS’s Americas hub in Miami, Fla., and operate into Quito, Ecuador; Guayaquil, Ecuador; Bogota, Colombia; Panama City, Panama; Guatemala City, Guatemala, and Managua, Nicaragua.

The B-767 can carry a payload of 132,200 lbs, or about 50% more than a B-757. Those two aircraft are used almost exclusively in the Americas for reasons of crew, operational and maintenance efficiency. To increase its reach into the Americas, Asia and other parts of the world, UPS continues to invest in new B-767s with 20 currently on order.

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