UPS announced that it has increased its cargo capacity by more than 50 percent 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 and operate into Quito, Ecuador; Guayaquil, Ecuador; Bogota, Colombia; Panama City, Panama; Guatemala City, Guatemala, and Managua, Nicaragua.
“UPS has been one of the largest cargo carriers in the Americas for more than a decade, so when our customers asked for more capacity, we responded with this larger aircraft,” says Romaine Seguin, president of UPS’s Americas Region. “This enhancement in the Americas is a great example of how we continue to grow our portfolio of business solutions to serve the logistical needs of our customers.”
The B-767 can carry a payload of 132,200 pounds, or about 50 percent more than a B-757. Those two aircraft are used almost exclusively in the Americas for reasons of crew, operational and maintenance efficiency. UPS says it continues to invest in new B-767s, with 20 currently on order, to increase its reach into the Americas, Asia and other parts of the world.
“Whether you’re talking tilapia, technology or textiles, UPS is uniquely positioned to satisfy customers’ global logistics needs,” says Dan Brutto, UPS International president. “We are committed customers grow their businesses to the United States and to expand businesses to new markets around the world.”