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A LATAM Brasil A320 taxies in São Paulo/Guarulhos. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | João Machado)

LATAM Strengthens Domestic Connectivity Within South America

With the resumption of 11 routes in domestic markets across Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Peru, LATAM Airlines Group reported that the operational estimate for January 2021 would be 40% compared to the same period of the previous year.

These new routes would add 770 daily domestic and international flights connecting 112 destinations in 16 countries.

During December 2020, traffic (measured in rented-seat-kilometer – RPK) was 34.5% in relation to the same period of the previous year. This considered a 38.3% passenger operation (which is measured in available-seat-kilometer – ASK) compared to the same month last year, so the load factor decreased 8.4% points to 75.2%.

There has been a gradual recovery during the last months where the operation of October and November 2020 was 26.8% and 33.4%, respectively, when compared to the similar period of 2019.

In cargo operations, the load factor was 62.6%, 5.4 percentage points over that registered in the same period of the previous year, highlighting the positive performance that LATAM Cargo has had in recent months.

LATAM Brasil

LATAM Brasil projects a passenger operation of 46% for January compared to the same month of 2020. January total routes: 85 domestic (equivalent to 406 daily flights) and 15 international. These operations represent 63% of the domestic and 24% of the international operations compared to the same month of 2020.

This month LATAM Brasil is launching 3 new domestic routes: between Brasilia and Porto Seguro, São Paulo / Congonhas and Foz do Iguaçu, São Paulo / Congonhas and Ilhéus; and, 2 new international routes: between São Paulo / Guarulhos and Bogotá, Río de Janeiro / Galeão and Santiago de Chile.

LATAM Chile

LATAM Chile projects a passenger operation of 30% for January compared to the same month of 2020, due to the setback in the process of quarantine’s endings of many communes in the country and the greater restrictions for both domestic and international transport.

January total routes: 15 domestic (equivalent to 92 daily flights) and 14 international. These operations represent 35% of the domestic and 27% of the international operations compared to the same month of 2020.

This month LATAM Chile is launching 2 new domestic routes: between Santiago and Valdivia, Antofagasta and Concepción; and, 1 new international routes: between Santiago de Chile and Río de Janeiro / Galeão.

LATAM Colombia

LATAM Colombia projects a passenger operation of 64% for January compared to the same month of 2020. January total routes: 23 domestic (equivalent to 100 daily flights) and 5 international. These operations represent 67% of the domestic and 61% of the international operations compared to the same month of 2020.

This month LATAM Colombia is launching 6 new domestic routes: between Cali and Medellín, San Andrés and Medellín, Bogotá and Valledupar, Cali and Santa Marta, Cali and Barranquilla, Medellín and Montería.

LATAM Peru

LATAM Peru projects a passenger operation of 38% for January compared to the same month of 2020. January total routes: 18 domestic (equivalent to 104 daily flights) and 17 international. These operations represent 57% of the domestic and 31% of the international operations compared to the same month of 2020.

LATAM Ecuador

LATAM Ecuador projects a passenger operation of 30% for January compared to the same month of 2020. January total routes: 6 domestic (equivalent to 17 daily flights) and 3 international. These operations represent 50% of the domestic and 22% of the international operations compared to the same month of 2020.

Juan Pedro Sanchez Zamudio
Juan Pedro Sanchez Zamudio
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