March 25, 2023

LATAM Brazil has recorded a 245% enhance within the capability (measured by out there seats-kilometer, ASK) on routes to a few South American international locations, Argentina, Chile, and Peru. The restoration in these markets has been robust to date in 2022, in comparison with final yr, when the airline (and the area total) continued to be deeply impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Restoration ongoing

LATAM Airways has noticed that journey from Brazil to Argentina, Chile, and Peru has led to its worldwide resumption within the area. Between January and July 2022, the Brazilian regional department has seen a 245% enhance in capability to those international locations, in comparison with the identical interval in 2021. Moreover, within the first half of 2022, these three international locations accounted for a median of 80% of all LATAM Brazil’s worldwide passengers in South America.


The corporate has resumed flying to twenty locations overseas from Brazil (LATAM had 26 locations earlier than the COVID-19 pandemic). The locations that LATAM nonetheless has to revive are Viru Viru (VVI, Bolivia), Tel Aviv (TLV, Israel), Punta del Este (PDP, Uruguay), Johannesburg (JNB, South Africa), Córdoba (COR, Argentina), and Boston (BOS, United States).

LATAM has recorded a 245% enhance within the capability to Argentina, Chile, and Peru. Picture: Lukas Souza | Easy Flying.

Sturdy passenger demand

Information gathered by LATAM Airways factors out that it has carried 4 instances extra passengers to Argentina, Chile, and Peru within the first half of 2022 in comparison with the identical interval in 2021. That may be defined as a result of final yr, worldwide journey was extra restricted because of the restrictions imposed by the governments to manage the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The resumption of worldwide locations was current, within the face of the top of the well being restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Nevertheless, with the gradual reopening of borders and the resumption of flights, we understand that demand is rising, which makes LATAM Brazil execute an natural plan not solely to return to our locations however to consistently enhance flights to our important locations”, mentioned Aline Mafra, LATAM Brazil’s Director of Gross sales and Advertising.

LATAM defined that Argentina already accounts for greater than 15% of the corporate’s worldwide passenger quantity departing from Brazil. In 2022, the variety of passengers flying to Buenos Aires grew nearly 5 instances in comparison with final yr. The airline provides flights to Buenos Aires (each airports) and Mendoza.

At present, Chile accounts for over 38% of LATAM Brazil’s worldwide passenger quantity in South America. Peru accounts for over 18% of the corporate’s worldwide passenger quantity.

LATAM has resumed flying to twenty locations overseas from Brazil. Picture: Vincenzo Tempo | Easy Flying.

Worldwide restoration total

Earlier this week, LATAM Airways Group launched an up to date Enterprise Plan as a part of its ongoing Chapter 11 chapter proceedings in the US. The corporate up to date the passenger projections for the approaching years.

On the demand aspect, LATAM Group expects a restoration within the home markets by the top of 2022, in comparison with the 2019 ranges. Nevertheless, this restoration has already been achieved in Colombia, and LATAM initiatives Brazil and Ecuador might absolutely bounce again throughout the third quarter.

Relating to worldwide site visitors, LATAM estimates that the restoration shall be slower. The corporate will attain 2019 ranges by mid-2023. General, LATAM estimates that it’ll return to 2019 capability ranges by 2024.

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