LATAM Group Outlines June Operations & Resumes Some Domestic Services

LATAM Chile aircraft approaching to land.
Oliver Holzbauer, CC BY-SA 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons

LONDON – On June 9, the South American airline group, LATAM, has outlined its June operational projections as well as advised on the resumption of some domestic South American services.

LATAM’s June Route Resumptions

In terms of their domestic route resumptions, the group will be resuming three routes, as well as beginning operations from two destinations.

The three routes that they will be resuming are all from Belém Val-de-Cans International Airport (BEL) in Brazil to Macapá-Alberto Alcolumbre International Airport (MCP) in Brazil twice per week, Fortaleza-Pinto Martins International Airport (FOR) in Brazil on a daily basis and Manaus Eduardo Gomes International Airport (MAO) also in Brazil three times per week.

LATAM will also be beginning operations from Puerto Maldonado Padre Aldamiz International Airport (PEM) to Cusco Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport (CUZ) in Peru, this new service will be operated four times per week.

All of these routes will be operated by the group’s narrowbody aircraft, which consist of Airbus-only narrow bodies. These are the Airbus A319, A320ceo (Current Engine Option), A320neo (New Engine Option), and A321ceo.

Across the group’s seven subsidiaries, which are, LATAM Airlines Brasil, LATAM Airlines Chile, LATAM Airlines Ecuador, LATAM Airlines Peru, LATAM Cargo Brasil, LATAM Cargo Chile and LATAM Cargo Colombia.

They have a total of 231 Airbus narrowbody aircraft at present, this is broken down as, 40 Airbus A319s, 129 Airbus A320ceos, 13 Airbus A320neos, and 49 Airbus A321ceos. The group also has further orders for 11 more Airbus narrowbody aircraft.

LATAM’s June Operational Projections & May Stats

For the group’s passenger operation in June, they are projecting an ASK (Available Seat Kilometres) figure of up to 74% compared to the month of June in 2019, which was pre-pandemic.

The group also plans to operate approximately 1,123 daily domestic and international services which would see them connecting 133 destinations within 21 different countries.

In terms of the group’s cargo operations, they have scheduled more than 1,220 cargo services. Both of these figures are subject to any change in restrictions that are imposed on the countries in which the group operates.

In May 2022, the group saw passenger traffic, RPK (Revenue Passenger Kilometres), sat at 69.6% compared to the 73.1% ASK (Available Seat Kilometres) the group saw in May 2019 (pre-pandemic).

As a result of this, the group’s load factor sat at 79.6%, a decrease of 4% compared to May 2019.

As well in May, their cargo load factor sat at 58%, which is only a 1.6% decrease compared to May 2019.

The following list will outline LATAM Group’s Operational Estimate for June 2022. This is measured in ASK (Available Seat Kilometres) for passenger figures and ATK (Available Tonne Kilometres) for cargo figures.

  • Brazil
    • 80% projected operation. 50 domestic (equivalent to an average of 540 daily flights) and 19 international destinations.
  • Chile
    • 59% projected operation. 15 domestic (equivalent to an average of 111 daily flights) and 22 international destinations.
  • Colombia
    • 104% projected operation. 17 domestic (equivalent to an average of 191 daily flights) and 5 international destinations.
  • Ecuador
    • 44% projected operation. 8 domestic (equivalent to an average of 39 daily flights) and 3 international destinations.
  • Peru
    • 70% projected operation. 19 domestic (equivalent to an average of 161 daily flights) and 22 international destinations.
  • Cargo
    • 94% projected operation.

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