July 13. In July, LATAM is enjoying the highest levels of operation since the beginning of the pandemic, with a 46% recovery, compared to its pre-pandemic numbers. However, it is far from a full comeback. Where has it recovered the swiftest?
During this month, LATAM estimates it will operate approximately 880 domestic and international daily flights. It will connect 116 destinations in 16 countries. Meanwhile, the Cargo division has scheduled 1,030 freighter flights during the period.
LATAM Colombia currently has the best recovery levels among the six LATAM branches. According to a statement released by the company, it is now operating at 76% compared to July 2019.
Currently, Colombia is one of the two Latin American countries fully opened and without any travel restrictions. The other one is Mexico.
In July, LATAM Cargo is operating only at 75% of its pre-pandemic capacity. Dedicated cargo is at 126%, while domestic and international bellies (that is, merchandise transported in the cargo hold of the aircraft) are at 63 and 50%, respectively.
LATAM also has airline branches in Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, and Peru. It used to have one in Argentina, but the COVID-19 crisis forced its closure. In each of these countries, LATAM is still less than 50% in terms of recovered capacity.
Source: Simple Flying
Photo: Actualidad Aeroespacial