March 31, 2023

LATAM Airways Group has introduced it’s implementing adjustments in its financial system cabin, and it’s eliminating 75% of single-use plastics onboard. This initiative is a part of the group’s dedication to remove all single-use plastics in its operations by 2023 and enhance its sustainability efforts.

Get rid of all single-use plastics

Earlier this yr, LATAM Airways introduced its dedication to remove all single-use plastics in its operations by 2023. To take action, the airline has launched a number of initiatives, reminiscent of altering onboard supplies, incorporating extra sustainable parts, and recycling and reuse applications. On Thursday, LATAM introduced adjustments to its financial system cabin service that can allow it to remove greater than 1,200 tons of single-use plastic, equal to eliminating 36,000 plastic bottles of 500 ml.


The brand new service seeks to implement a extra sustainable cabin and considers essential adjustments within the materiality of all the weather onboard (cups, cutlery, trays), changing them with extra sustainable supplies reminiscent of bamboo cutlery, reusable trays, kraft paper packaging for cutlery and licensed sustainable paper cups. Paulo Miranda, LATAM Airways Group Vice President of Prospects,

“Caring for the planet is a problem for everybody and a obligatory vacation spot for LATAM, which is why we reviewed our providers and recognized almost 1,800 tons of single-use plastic onboard our worldwide flights. Thus, our groups obtained concerned in redefining all the small print of the service, making a constructive change for our prospects and our planet.”

LATAM Airways is eliminating 75% of single-use plastics onboard financial system cabin. Photograph: LATAM.

Premium Enterprise adjustments as nicely

On June 1, LATAM launched a number of adjustments to its Premium Enterprise service. It began with using reusable baggage to cowl the remainder of the gadgets on worldwide flights within the Premium Enterprise cabin and new journey kits with extra sustainable parts reminiscent of bamboo toothbrushes, socks and eye covers constituted of recycled plastic, and kraft paper wrappers had been launched.

Earlier this yr, LATAM launched a number of adjustments to its Premium Enterprise service. Photograph: LATAM.

The South American firm has additionally launched different recycling and reuse initiatives. As an example, on home flights in Chile, Peru, Colombia, and Ecuador, LATAM launched the Recicla Tu Viaje (Recycle Your Journey) program, by which cabin crew members separate plastic and cans onboard or on the bottom (within the case of Colombia).

Moreover, LATAM has partnered up with ladies entrepreneurs and associate organizations, reusing uniforms from its employees in Peru, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, and Brazil, giving a second life to those items of clothes. These initiatives are a part of LATAM’s sustainability technique. The airline goals to have zero waste to landfill by 2027, scale back and offset 50% of its home emissions by 2030, and obtain carbon neutrality by 2050.

LATAM Airways is wanting to remove all single-use plastics in its operations by 2023. Photograph: LATAM.

LATAM’s fleet and flights

As of 2022’s third quarter, LATAM Airways’ fleet consists of 301 plane, together with 286 passenger jets, 14 cargo Boeing 767-300, and one aircraft subleased. As of September 2022, the corporate has round 9,084 weekly flights operated by its branches throughout South America.

Earlier this week, LATAM Airways introduced it started the ultimate section of its Chapter 11 chapter course of. The corporate will make obtainable 605 billion shares in Chile and expects to lift as much as US$8 billion within the subsequent few months.

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