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LATAM Perú Opens Nonstop Route to Machu Picchu

One of the most visited tourist attractions in South America is the ancient Incan citadel of Machu Picchu, built around 1440 BC. For international travelers, getting to Cusco, near where the ruins begin, requires first reaching Lima and connecting to a domestic flight. LATAM's local subsidiary, LATAM Perú, just announced that it will expand its operations in Cusco airport and will operate a nonstop flight to and from Santiago de Chile. With three flights per week starting on August 15,…

Trent Effect: LATAM Plans Los Angeles Flights on Leased 747

Due to the continuous issues that several companies are facing after the failures and defects detected on Rolls Royce Trent 1000 engines, it is a golden age for ACMI providers. ACMI stands for Aircraft, Crew, Maintenance and Insurance services, also known as wet-leasing. After the mandatory grounding (by range reduction)…

LATAM Workers Strike Causes Delays

On Tuesday, the Cabin Crew Union of LAN Express, a subsidiary of the Chile-based LATAM Airlines group, is starting a strike after mediation with their government failed to create a new labor contract. The strike is to affect all local flights and international connections in Chile of LATAM Airlines, a…

LATAM Expands Its European Service with New Route to Rome

LATAM Airlines Brazil has inaugurated a new route between Sao Paulo (Brazil) and Rome, Italy, connecting Fiumicino Airport with Sao Paulo's Guarulhos, three times a week, following a press conference held last week in Brazil. Starting in July 2018, following governmental approval, the airline plans to make the flight a…

LATAM Decides Future of Its Boeing 777-300ER Fleet

Brazilian-Chilean carrier LATAM's Boeing 777-300ER fleet will be gradually retrofitted, beginning from the second half of 2018. According to LATAM Brazil's CEO, Jerome Cardier, the decision marks the confidence the subsidiary has on the model and, above all, the aircraft efficiency despite its fuel consumption. As long as oil prices…

LATAM Airlines Adds Routes to U.S., Europe and Israel

LATAM Airlines Group is preparing to offer three new international routes in 2018 including: Boston, Rome, and Lisbon. All flights will fly to its São Paulo/Guarulhos hub in Brazil, increasing connectivity from North America and Europe to Latin America. Also, the airline recently announced its plans to serve Tel Aviv,…

Qatar Airways Enters Codeshare Agreement with oneworld Partner, LATAM Airlines

Doha-based Qatar Airways has announced that it has entered in to a codeshare agreement with LATAM. This move has come as Qatar Airways plans to expand its South American route network and connectivity for its passengers. Qatar began operations to Brazil back in 2010 when it introduced flights from Doha,…