LATAM Resumes 11 Domestic Routes in Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Peru
The airline will increase domestic connectivity in Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Peru for January 2021, increasing operations to 40 percent versus January of 2020. With the route resumptions, LATAM will operate 770 daily flights to 122 destinations in 16 countries.
On Tuesday (January 12, 2021), LATAM announced the resumption of 11 domestic routes in Brazil, Chile. Colombia and Peru. The airline estimates that with the resumed routes their operations in January 2021 will reach 40 percent of last January’s levels. With the route resumptions, LATAM will operate 770 daily domestic and international flights to 112 destinations in 16 countries. LATAM Chile expects to operate 30 percent of operations in January compared to last year due to setbacks in regional reopening processes and increased travel restrictions. LATAM Cargo expects to maximize their fleet, especially before Valentine’s Day, as they transport flowers from Colombia and Brazil.
For December 2020, LATAM’s traffic, measured in revenue passenger kilometers (RPKs) was 34.5%, on passenger operations of 38%, measured in available seat kilometers (ASKs), compared to December 2019. The carrier’s year-over-year load factor for December 2020 declined 8.4% to 75.2%. For October and November 2020, the company operated 26.8% and 33.4% of capacity compared to the same months in 2019. LATAM’s fourth quarter cargo load factor increased 5.4% to 62.6%, highlighting the essential role LATAM Cargo has played in recent months.