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LATAM Brasil to Use Chilean 787s on Long-Haul Services

After LATAM Brasil's surprise announcement early this week that it would retire its entire Airbus A350-900 fleet, doubt was cast on the future of the airline's long-haul fleet with the downsizing caused by slashing 11 aircraft from the airline's portfolio. Today, any potential problems have likely been solved. Brazilian aviation news website Contato Radar reported that LATAM Brasil submitted a request over a month ago to the National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC), Brazil's aviation regulator, to add the Boeing 787 Dreamliner…

LATAM Brasil to Phase Out A350-900 Fleet by Next Week

Still responding to the short- and long-term effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on international air travel, LATAM Airlines Brasil, Brazil's second-largest domestic carrier and the largest by international metrics, is retiring its entire A350-900 fleet by the next week. Brazil's was LATAM's only branch operating the A350, meaning the aircraft…

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 Announces New Sanitary Measures for Brazil, Chile and Peru

LATAM Airlines announced the entry of new restrictions that South American governments have established for travelers. The measures stated apply to travelers in Brazil, Chile and Peru. These restrictions are for international flights, but there are also requirements for domestic flights. New Measures Stated by Chilean Government According to the…

LATAM Open to Exclusive E-Commerce Cargo Partnership

A year on, in countries that are still struggling to contain the spread of the illness, the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic continue haunting the airline industry and damaging its results by shattering passenger demand. This way, companies keep trying to seek solutions, especially in the cargo sector, where demand…

South American Major Carriers Increase Domestic and International Capacity

Two of  South America's biggest airlines, LATAM, Avianca and Aeroméxico, have announced an increase of its domestic and international routes. As known, these carriers are facing debt structuring processes under Chapter 11 protection of the United States Code, but they are on continuous reactivation as the economy of the region…

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…

Brazilian Anti-Trust Body Approves LATAM-Delta Joint Venture

As the COVID-19 pandemic razes both the Brazilian health system and national demand for air travel, one airline had at least a reason to celebrate this week. The country's national anti-trust authority, the Administrative Council for Economic Defense (CADE), has approved the intended joint venture between Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines and local LATAM Airlines…

Trip Report: An Intercontinental Odyssey in Times of COVID-19 (Part…

This is Part Two of a two-chapter story about international travel during times of COVID-19. This article reports the second and third legs -- the transatlantic flight from São Paulo to Frankfurt with LATAM Brasil, and a hop from Frankfurt to Florence with Lufthansa CityLine. Part One is available here.…

Trip Report: An Intercontinental Odyssey in Times of COVID-19 (Part…

This is Part One of a two-chapter story about international travel during times of COVID-19. This article introduces the routing, flights and reports the first leg -- a domestic widebody sector from Porto Alegre to São Paulo/Guarulhos with LATAM Brasil. The second part should be published in the next few…