LATAM Airlines Argentina will cease passenger and cargo operations for an indefinite period. The operations of the other airlines in the LATAM Group are not affected.
The airline will cease flights to 12 domestic destinations. International destinations in the US, Brazil, Chile and Peru will continue to be served by other LATAM affiliates, once COVID-19-related travel restrictions are lifted. Likewise, international cargo routes will continue, served by the other group affiliates.
The airline said a combination of current market conditions, exacerbated by the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and “difficulty in building structural agreements with local industry actors” had affected the long-term viability of the carrier.
Said Roberto Alvo, CEO of LATAM Airlines Group: “Argentina has always been a fundamental country for the group and will remain so, with LATAM’s other affiliates continuing to connect passengers from Argentina with Latin America and the world.”
ATAM Airlines Argentina will soon communicate, via its official channels, information and options for passengers who have purchased tickets, in line with the following commercial policies:
- Date changes can be made at no cost, without fare differences, subject to cabin availability and ticket validity (one year from the original outbound travel date).
- Alternatively, customers can request a travel voucher to be used on any LATAM route until December 31, 2021.
For 15 years, LATAM Airlines Argentina has contributed to the development and connectivity of Argentina, transporting 3.1 million passengers last year and each week an average of 270 tons of exports goods – including berries, fresh meats and pharmaceuticals – and 290 tons of imported goods (mainly auto parts, industrial machinery and pharmaceuticals)