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

LATAM Announces Operational Projection for March 2021

LATAM’s operational passenger projection for Mar. 2021 is estimated to reach up to 35% (measured in available seat kilometers – ASK) compared to the same month in 2019, in a pre-pandemic context.

In a press release, the group has planned 675 daily domestic and international flights, connecting 115 destinations in 16 countries. Meanwhile, in Cargo operations, there are more than 1,100 flights scheduled for March, operating with a 13% higher than the same month in 2019.

It is important to mention that all projections are subject to the evolution of the pandemic, as well as travel restrictions in the countries where LATAM operates.

As announced, LATAM Airlines Group reported that its operational passenger estimate for February would reach up to 35% (measured in available seat kilometers – ASK) compared to the same month of the last year. This statistic is lower in relation to last January, in which the operation was 39.8%, in a scenario dominated by the increase in government restrictions on air transport worldwide.

During February 2021, passenger traffic (measured in rented passenger-kilometers – RPK) was 27.3% in relation to the same period in 2019, based on an operation of 35.4% (measured in seats kilometers available – ASK) compared to February 2019. This implied that the load factor decreased 19.2%, reaching 64.9%.

In cargo operations, the load factor was 65.6%, 7.7% over that registered in the same month of 2019.

LATAM Group Operation Estimate for March 2021 Measured in ASK:

Country Operation projected Domestic Operations International Operations
Brazil 39% 65% (92 routes – 345 daily flights) 16% (11 routes)
Chile 28% 49% (18 routes – 84 daily flights) 20% (12 routes)
Colombia 58% 90% (24 routes – 107 daily flights) 26% (2 routes)
Peru 29% 48% (18 routes – 74 daily flights) 23% (15 routes)
Ecuador 23% 52% (6 routes – 16 daily flights) 14% (3 routes)

Operational Estimate March 2021 Compared to the Same Period of Previous Years Measured in ASK:

March 2019 March 2020
LATAM Airlines Group 35% 48%
Brazil 39% 49%
Chile 28% 41%
Colombia 58% 83%
Peru 29% 53%
Ecuador 23% 48%

LATAM Airlines Launches a Flexible Ticket Campaign

The special offer, available for tickets issued until March 31, allows travelers to have full flexibility and 100% refunds on flight reservations to any South American destination from Europe.

LATAM Airlines brings Latin America closer to European travelers with a special offer that allows travelers to buy their flights from Europe to any destination in South America with total flexibility, with the possibility of canceling even moments before the flight at no cost and with a refund of the 100% of the amount of the ticket.

The offer is valid for any LATAM fare between Europe and South America, in Economy and Premium Business cabin, for purchases made from March 10 to March 31, and applies to any flight date.

By this special offer, the carrier encourages travelers to plan their trips in advance, offering the guarantee of free cancellation and full refund. This offer is available on the airline’s website and at travel agencies.

Juan Pedro Sanchez Zamudio
Juan Pedro Sanchez Zamudio
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