LATAM Airlines Argentina ceases its domestic operations
The airline will stop flying from Buenos Aires to Buenos Aires, Iguazú, Bariloche, Salta, Tucumán, Mendoza, Córdoba, Neuquén, Comodoro Rivadavia, Río Gallegos, El Calafate and Ushuaia
LATAM Airlines Argentina ceases its operations in the country, both passenger and cargo, for an indefinite period. This fact has generated the presentation of a Crisis Preventive Procedure (PPC) in the Ministry of Labor of the Argentine Nation.
The impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on LATAM Airlines Argentina and the difficulty of generating the multiple agreements necessary to face the current situation contributes to configuring an extremely complex scenario, in which the conditions are not in place to make viable and sustain long-term operations of the subsidiary.
LATAM Airlines Argentina will stop flying to and from 12 domestic destinations (Buenos Aires, Iguazú, Bariloche, Salta, Tucumán, Mendoza, Córdoba, Neuquén, Comodoro Rivadavia, Río Gallegos, El Calafate and Ushuaia). While the four international destinations of the subsidiary to the United States, Brazil, Chile and Peru will continue to be operated by the other subsidiaries of the group, once the restrictions imposed by the authorities in the framework of the health emergency are lifted. Likewise, the international cargo routes of the Argentine subsidiary will be served by the other subsidiaries of the group.
This is a very difficult but unfortunately inevitable decision, against which the company has made every possible effort. After 15 years of uninterrupted presence and after having crossed numerous obstacles, in the complex context of the pandemic and its long-term consequences, it is not possible to visualize continuity alternatives for operations. LATAM Airlines Argentina deeply and sincerely thanks all the passengers, customers, suppliers, organizations and institutions that have accompanied it since 2005, as well as its team of collaborators, for these years of joint work in pursuit of the development of the local airline industry.