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A LATAM Brasil A320 landing in São Paulo/Congonhas Airport. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | João Machado)

LATAM Airlines Increases International Destinations in October

LATAM Airlines and its subsidiaries plan to operate in October between 24% and 26% of its total capacity compared to the same month last year. The carrier plans to operate 440 weekly operations — both domestic and international — compared to the 310 in September, representing an increase of 42%. In a recent press release, the Chilean airline announced its projections to increase the domestic operations of its subsidiaries, as in Colombia for example, where capacity would double while the…

LATAM Shows Steady Recovery Despite Financing Struggles

LATAM Airlines reported on Monday its preliminary operating results for the month of August 2020, which demonstrate steady progress in the gradual recovery of the airline's network in both the domestic and international markets. The group operated at 13.9% of its capacity – measured in ASK – compared to August…

How Latin American Airlines are Looking to Bring Back Passengers…

After weeks of lockdown orders as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the aviation industry fallout that ensued, LATAM and Avianca Holdings were forced to file for Chapter 11 U.S. bankruptcy protection earlier this year. Peter Cerdá, International Air Transport Association (IATA) Regional Vice President for the Americas, recently…

LATAM Lowers Elite Status Requirements

In an unexpected move, South American carrier LATAM announced it will be lowering its elite frequent flyer qualification requirements in order to retain high-value flyers that did not make it through the latest requirements hike in 2018. The news was first reported by Argentinean blog Sir Chandler. The new changes…

LATAM Launches Codeshare Agreement with Malaysia Airlines

Last September, LATAM made headlines as it announced an almost two-billion-dollar cash injection from Delta which would see joint collaboration between both carriers across The Americas. Although the deal would inevitably see the South American carrier depart the oneworld Alliance and benefit from Delta’s network instead, the airline is looking…

Delta Adds More Miami Flights

Delta Air Lines has announced that it is expanding its operations at Miami International Airport. The expansion comes as the airline ramps up cooperation with new joint-venture partner LATAM. Miami is a major U.S. destination for the South American airline, where the airline partnered with American Airlines. The expansion includes…

LATAM to Leave Oneworld in October 2020, Hints on Future…

In an already expected move, LATAM Airlines Group has officially set a date to leave the oneworld airline alliance: Oct. 1, 2020. Only months after having a 20 percent stake of the group sold to Delta Air Lines - a SkyTeam alliance member, the exit from the global alliance was…

LATAM’s Star Wars-Themed 777 Arrives in Brazil

LATAM Brasil, the biggest branch of the LATAM Airlines Group, is continuing to update its fleet of ten Boeing 777-300ER. The second one with the new interior, PT-MUJ, arrived from the maintenance center in Abu Dhabi just a few weeks ago, and the third one, PT-MUA, arrived this Tuesday at…

LATAM Brasil Changes Network Strategy to Avoid Losing Corporate Traffic,…

LATAM Brasil is passing by a year of several transformations. While most macroeconomic forecasts show a stagnated economy in Brazil, the top 3 Brazilian airlines - Azul, LATAM Brasil and GOL - have shown a growth in demand and ticket prices, with much of that owed to Avianca Brasil's virtual…

Delta Takes 20 Percent Stake in LATAM Airlines Group

Delta Air Lines has just announced it is buying a 20 percent stake of LATAM Airlines Group, the biggest group of carriers in Latin America, an acquisition which also brings a potentially unprecedented strategic alliance between two carriers from South America and the United States. The agreement will cost Delta…