Not exactly. Latin America is, in relative terms, far from the "economical/population" core of the world, let's say USA, Europe and Asia (at least in the case of South America, and further more for the southern cone, where I belong)
Thus, out airlines need aircraft able to flight long distances. You understand that you can perfectly fly from SCL
on a 320, 737 or a 757 making the porper stops. The question is: would you like to?
In terms of quality service (and in this term, trust me South American carriers still have a lot to tell), our airlines need long range a/c, and if you do the math, long range is usually associated to larger freight capacity.
Hence... latin airlines have a huge potencial and facility for cargo, unlike let's say AA
, with most of their a/c narrowbodies.
This is why ailines like LAN became so profitable, they have a huge cargo business, so they don't depend that much of the pax variable demand.
Do you get the point?
Regards )( Arcano
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