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.”