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LATAM's new "Stormtrooper Plane" in Guarulhos. (Photo: Rodrigo Guimarães)

LATAM Airlines Increasing Subsidiary Operations During September

LATAM Airlines Group reported on Wednesday that it has shown a gradual recovery of its operations in recent months. In April the carrier operated a 5.7% of its capacity, 6.7% in May, 6.4% in June, 9.2% in July, and in August it reached 13.9% of its capacity — measured in available seat-kilometers (ASK) — in relation to the same months in 2019. Regarding the cargo operation, the airline filled in August 73.3% of its total capacity, exceeding a total of…

LATAM Airlines Brazil Unit Joins Chapter 11 Bankruptcy File

As the New York Times published on Thursday, LATAM Airlines Group, announced it will be adding its unit in Brazil to the debt restructuring process. The company said the proposal still required approval from the U.S. Court. LATAM also announced it would add its unit in Brazil to the bankruptcy…

LATAM Group Requests Return of 65 Aircraft to Its Lessors…

This week saw the second court hearing take place regarding the debt restructuring process under the protection of Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Law filed by LATAM Airlines Group. Judge James L. Garrity, from the Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York agreed to the 25…

Decision Made: LATAM Says Argentina Branch Will Go After Government…

After a week of heated discussions in Argentina, LATAM Airlines Group has reiterated its decision to stop all operations of its Argentine branch LATAM Airlines Argentina as a "taken decision," as reported by local newspaper La Nación. The news comes after the local government met with the local management of…

Avianca and LATAM to Resume Operations in Ecuador Amid Bankruptcy…

After almost 3 months without any operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Avianca Ecuador resumed its domestic flights with 16 weekly frequencies between the cities of Quito, Guayaquil and Manta. According to the website ALNNEWS, the airline will resume its operations gradually, and in line with passenger demand for each…

LATAM Colombia Temporarily Suspends Employment Contracts

Through a statement recorded on video today, Santiago Álvarez Matamoros, Latam Colombia CEO, announced that the carrier will temporarily suspend employment contracts until the carrier resumes operations. “Today is a very difficult day for me, as the leader of this company. After making all possible efforts and enduring expenses for…

LATAM Airlines Group to Close its Argentina Branch

Continuing its efforts to prepare for the post-pandemic world after its entry under Chapter 11 terms, LATAM Airlines Group has announced it is closing its branch in Argentina, LATAM Airlines Argentina. According to an official statement by the company, the ceasing will last indefinitely. Before the pandemic, LATAM Argentina (previously…

New World, New Missions: LATAM Brasil’s Widebodies Remain Active During…

The arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic in Brazil brought demand for air travel down by a previously unimaginable amount. If during the first two months of the year airlines were experiencing a very healthy demand scenario with solid financial numbers, the month of March was disastrous. And it was only…

LATAM Chapter 11 Filing to Delay Brazilian Subsidiary’s Bailout

LATAM Airlines Group's recent Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing — precipitated by the need to restructure in the midst of the massive industry shock caused by COVID-19 — will likely affect the government bailout expected to go to its Brazilian branch, Reuters reported this Friday. According to the news agency, the bailout…

LATAM to Lay Off 1,400 Workers

LATAM Airlines Group, the largest airline conglomerate in Latin America, announced it will lay off 1,400 workers from its branches in Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru. The news was confirmed by the company on May 15, after Reuters released an internal video where LATAM CEO Roberto Alvo announced the measures…