Latam should be almost doubling the number of flights between Santiago and Punta Arenas in coming weeks, according to the company following a meeting with local and central Chile authorities, complaining about insufficient seats and increasing ticket rates.
Travel resumed to Easter Island last week after COVID-19 restrictions. Last weekend, the second regular flight was performed, thus reopening one of the most iconic tourist routes after sanitary measures halted all commercial airline services.
The commercial air link between Punta Arenas, southern Chile, and the Falkland Islands resumed last Saturday after an absence of more than two years because of the Covid 19 pandemic.
Following the announcement last month, concerning the relaxation of COVID-19 measures in the Falkland Islands, the government is now seeking to resume the airlink with Chile from 2 July 2022, provided that all necessary permissions are granted and mainland airports are open.
As part of the regular review process concerning Covid-19 measures affecting the Falkland Islands, the government is in regular dialogue with LATAM concerning the resumption of flights with South America, namely with Chile and Brazil.
LATAM Airlines is to resume services to the Uruguayan beach resort of Punta del Este, in addition to increasing its services between Montevideo and Santiago, it was announced.
LATAM reported on Tuesday that during the third quarter of this year it registered a net loss of US$ 691.9 million, due to the costs of maintenance and the expenses of the restructuring carried out by the pandemic.
The Brazilian airline Azul has confirmed it plans to buy over all of LATAM Airlines' operations, not only the Brazilian branch as reports showed earlier this week. Azul was founded in 2013 by Brazil-born David Neeleman, who also owns low-cost carrier JetBlue.
A protest by laid-off LATAM Airlines workers at Buenos Aires' metropolitan Aeroparque Jorge Newbery ended up in fistfights, beatings, chases, arrests, and struggles with the police.
Latam this week requested the US Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York an extension of the deadline to lodge its restructuring plan until 26 November. The request supports the continuity of the advances in negotiations with the different parts interested in the Chapter 11 process argued the Chilean group in its presentation.