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With the resumption of fourteen routes in South America, LATAM projects operation of 80% for July

LATAM and its affiliates, the main group of airlines in Latin America, will restart several suspended routes, including flights between Lima and San José (Costa Rica), Santiago (Chile) and Cusco (Peru), and São Paulo/Guarulhos-Rome/Fiumicino.

With the resumption of 14 routes, the LATAM group projects a passenger operation of 80% for July (measured in available seat kilometers – ASK) compared to the same period in 2019 (in a pre-pandemic scenario). Among the flights to be resumed are international flights between Lima and San José (Costa Rica), Santiago (Chile) and Cusco (Peru), and São Paulo/Guarulhos and Rome/Fiumicino.

LATAM plans to operate approximately 1,261 daily domestic and international flights during July, connecting 139 destinations in 22 countries.

The group’s cargo business has scheduled more than 1,280 flights on cargo freighters. These projections are subject to the evolution of the pandemic in the countries where the group operates.

In June 2022, passenger traffic (measured in revenue passenger-kilometers – RPK) was 70.7% in relation to the same period in 2019, based on an operation of 73.5% compared to June 2019 (measured in ASK – available seat kilometers). As a result, the load factor decreased 3.1 percentage points, reaching 80.0%.

The load factor of cargo operations was 56.8%, which corresponds to an increase of 1.7 percentage points compared to June 2019.

LATAM Group Operational Estimate – July 2022
(Passenger operations measured in ASK / Cargo operations measured in ATK)

International: Restart Lima-Porto Alegre (3 flights/week), São Paulo/Guarulhos-Rome/Fiumicino (3 flights/week) and Fortaleza-Miami (1 flight/week) routes.

Chile

  • 67% projected operation (versus July 2019). June 2022 projection reference: 59%
  • 73% domestic and 64% international
  • Total July destinations: 15 domestic (equivalent to 130 daily flights on average) and 25 international.
  • Updates: International: Restart Santiago de Chile – Cusco (3 flights/week) and Punta Arenas – Mount Pleasant (1 flight/week) routes.

Colombia 

  • 107% projected operation (versus July 2019). June 2022 projection reference: 104%
  • 122% domestic and 89% international
  • Total July destinations: 17 domestic (equivalent to 179 daily flights on average) and 5 international
  • Updates: International: Restart Lima-Medellín (3 flights/week) y Lima-Cali (3 flights/week) routes.

Ecuador

  • 50% projected operation (versus July 2019). June 2022 projection reference: 44%
  • 133% domestic and 28% international
  • Total July destinations: 8 domestic (equivalent to 43 daily flights on average) and 3 international
  • Updates: Domestic: Restart Guayaquil-Cuenca (3 flights/week) route.

Peru 

  • 76% projected operation (versus July 2019). June 2022 projection reference: 70%
  • 92% domestic and 70% international
  • Total July destinations: 18 domestic (equivalent to 171 daily flights on average) and 26 international
  • Updates: Domestic: Restart Juliaca-Cusco (4 flights/week) route
  • International: Restart Lima-San José, Costa Rica (3 flights/week), Lima-Porto Alegre (3 flights/week), Lima-Medellín (3 flights/week s), Lima-Cali (3 flights/week) and Cusco-Santiago, Chile (3 flights/week) routes

Cargo 

  • 96% projected operation (versus July 2019). June 2022 projection reference: 94%
  • 70% domestic belly and 78% international belly*
  • 158% dedicated freighter

*Belly: merchandise transported in the cargo hold (lower deck) of the aircraft 

Brazil

  • 88% projected operation (versus July 2019). June 2022 projection reference: 80%
  • 106% domestic and 68% international
  • Total July destinations: 54 domestic (equivalent to 627 daily flights on average) and 20 international
  • Updates: Domestic: New São Paulo/Guarulhos-Juiz de Fora (7 flights/week), São Paulo/Guarulhos-Caxias do Sul (7 flights/week), São Paulo/Guarulhos-Montes Claros (7 flights/week) y São Paulo/Guarulhos-Cascavel (7 flights/week) routes.
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