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A LATAM 767-300 arrives in São Paulo/Guarulhos. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | João Machado)

LATAM Announces Expansion of Cargo Fleet Leading to 2023

LATAM Airlines Group announced the expansion of its fleet-converted-to-cargo growth plan, under which it expects to gradually add 10 Boeing 767-300 Boeing Converted Freighters over the next three years, totaling a fleet of up to 21 aircraft of cargo by the end of 2023. The first will be received by the end of this year. Initially, LATAM's cargo fleet growth plan included four aircraft confirmed with Boeing and four conversion options. Two months after the announcement, LATAM ratified the acquisition…

LATAM Announces Zero Waste, Carbon Neutral Program

Being carbon neutral by 2050, zero waste to landfill by 2027 and protecting iconic ecosystems in South America are some of the commitments that are part of LATAM Group's new Sustainability Strategy. By 2023, the group will eliminate single-use plastics, recycle all waste on domestic flights, make its LATAM lounges…

LATAM Chile Cancels International Flights, Reduces Capacity

Although Chile is one of the Latin American countries that has led the vaccination campaign against the COVID-19 pandemic, this crisis continues to affect the airline industry as infections in the South American country continue to increase. The Chilean government has announced new restrictions and lockdowns to continue fighting against…

LATAM Incorporates TSA Precheck for Its Passengers

Passengers who have membership in the TSA Precheck program can benefit from an expedited security review process at more than 200 airports in the United States. In a press release, LATAM Airlines announced that the group and the United States Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced the incorporation of the airline…

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…

LATAM Releases 2020 Results, COVID-19 Impact Remains

LATAM Airlines Group closed 2020 with $3 billion of available liquidity - $1.7 billion in available cash added to $1.3 billion in committed DIP financing line - in a year marked by travel restrictions and the sharp contraction in demand passengers due to COVID-19. The group implemented an important cost…

LATAM Announces Boeing 767-300ER Conversion into Freighters

LATAM Airlines Group announced a new cargo fleet growth plan for the next three years that includes the conversion of up to eight Boeing 767-300ER aircraft from passenger to cargo configurations, conversions that will increase the group's combined cargo capacity by almost 80%. With this plan, the carrier is seeking…

LATAM Projects a Lower Operation in February

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…

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…

LATAM Gradually Restores Passenger Operations

In September, LATAM Airlines Group offered more frequencies to domestic destinations in Chile, Brazil, Peru and Ecuador and restarted the domestic operation in Colombia. On international flights, the novelties were the routes from Sao Paulo to Montevideo, and Santiago to Montevideo, two weekly flights from Santiago to Los Angeles and…