LATAM - South America's Top Airlines
LATAM Airlines is a South American Company incorporated by the Chilean Government with it's headquarters in Santiago, Chile. It has subsidiaries in Peru, Colombia and Ecuador among others. A relatively new airline that was created from a combination of Chile's flagship LAN Airlines and Brazil's national carrier TAM Airlines in 2012, LAN agreed to takeover the Brazilian company, under several conditions that were met by 2014. The original LAN airlines was founded in 1929 by the Chilean government at the time, and consisted of a fleet of Moth planes. Post-war expansion meant the airline began flying international routes, including to Peru and Argentina, and bought its first Boeing aircraft in 1969. LAN became the first company to fly a plane non-stop from South America to Australia.
As of 2015, the fleets of both companies begun the rebranding with new logos and advertising on all flights and lounges to be completed by 2019. After the merger, the capital that was gained allowed LATAM to create new VIP lounges, redecorate cabin interiors and become a cost-effective yet stylish and professional airline.
LATAM was named the world's largest airline company in 2016, thanks to its subsidiaries and many network connections. It flies to over 50 destinations worldwide, offering flights to cities throughout South America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and the United States. The company currently employs over 55,000 people across its subsidiaries.
Flying with LATAM
For passengers flying Economy Class, the airline provides you with friendly service, new upholstery, reclining seats and adjustable headrests. The increasing entertainment options include music, TV and a variety of local movies and new releases as well as a variety of food and beverage options. The company prides itself on providing 'flights that feel shorter' because of their excellent service and on-board amenities. There is also an exclusive premium economy cabin with priority service, increased personal space and leather seating.
Business class passengers are treated to the latest in reclining seat technology and a gourmet menu from South America's finest chefs. The small details will ensure that you arrive at your destination recharged and rested. Local wines, onboard sales, electrical sockets and personal space are just some of the little things that make the business class experience extra special for passengers.
Online check-in prior to arriving at the airport will ensure that you save precious time by not waiting in line. For premium economy and business class tickets there are priority check-in lines at the airport. Self-check in kiosks are also available in many airports, and 'no-luggage line's allow expedited an check-in process.
- Economy class tickets include an allowance of 2 bags that weigh less than 23 kg each.
- Premium Economy and business class ticket holders are permitted 3 bags of not more than 23 kg each
- Every economy passenger may bring aboard a bag that weighs up to 8 kg.
- Hand luggage for premium economy and business class is 16 kg.
- For more information please see the company's website here