LATAM will fly more international routes in October
In total, the company plans to operate between 24% and 26% of its capacity in October compared to the same month last year
The LATAM Group reported the operation projected for October, which as a novelty includes the resumption of international routes from Santiago de Chile to Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Guayaquil and Bogotá; from São Paulo, the return of the route to Mexico City; and the restart of the domestic and international air operation from Peru.
In total, LATAM and its subsidiaries plan to operate between 24% and 26% of their capacity in October compared to the same month last year. In total, there will be 440 flights a week compared to the 310 made in September both domestically and internationally, representing an increase of 42%.
In general terms, an increase is projected in the domestic operation of the subsidiaries, as in Colombia for example, where capacity would double while the group's international flights are gradually being resumed. These projections are subject to the evolution of the pandemic, as well as travel restrictions in the countries where it operates.
Currently, the Group connects 99 destinations in 13 countries.
LATAM Airlines Group maintains flights to 12 cities within the country: Santiago, Arica, Iquique, Calama, Antofagasta, Copiapó, La Serena, Concepción, Temuco, Puerto Montt, Balmaceda and Punta Arenas, and 9 destinations abroad: Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Montevideo, Sao Paulo / Guarulhos, Guayaquil, Bogotá, Miami, Los Angeles, New York and Madrid.
LATAM Airlines Brasil will operate 44 domestic destinations, going from 233 to 274 daily flights in Brazil. The company will continue to strengthen its main hubs and will connect 38 airports from São Paulo / Guarulhos (4 more than the same month last year) and 30 airports from Brasília (90% of the bases served the same month last year). In international flights, the resumption of operation of the São Paulo / Guarulhos-Mexico City route stands out.
LATAM Airlines Peru will operate 15 domestic destinations from Lima: Cusco, Juliaca, Ilo, Tacna, Arequipa, Chiclayo, Iquitos, Jaén, Pucallpa, Piura, Talara, Tarapoto, Jauja, Tumbes and Trujillo. Additionally, it resumes the international operation, whose destinations will be announced soon.
LATAM Airlines Colombia will operate 119 roundtrip weekly frequencies, which represents a 76% growth compared to September. It will connect 9 destinations from Bogotá, adding Montería to its network of destinations (Barranquilla, Bucaramanga, Cali, Cartagena, Leticia, Medellín, Santa Marta and San Andrés). In international flights, the resumption of the operation to Santiago de Chile stands out.
LATAM Airlines Ecuador will operate 98 weekly frequencies within the country. The destinations to be served will be Coca, Cuenca, Guayaquil and Manta from Quito; as well as Baltra and San Cristóbal (Galapagos Islands) from Guayaquil.
LATAM Chile and Ecuador have already implemented the new LATAM digital experience, where customers can buy their tickets easily, securely and with a single click. In addition, given the uncertainty generated by the health crisis, passengers will be able to buy their tickets with the flexibility to make changes.
The company has strengthened its safety and hygiene measures, implementing the recommendations of the World Health Organization (WHO), the health authorities of the countries where it operates and the International Air Transport Association (IATA, for its acronym in English). The mandatory use of a mask during the entire flight, alcohol gel available on the plane, reduced interaction of the crew with the passenger, among others, stands out.