LAN and TAM Airlines Merge to Form LATAM Airlines Group
Chile's LAN Airlines merged with TAM Airlines of Brazil, forming LATAM Airlines Group S.A., the largest airline in Latin America and one of the largest in the world, in terms of network connections. LATAM Airlines Group is based in Santiago, Chile, with secondary offices in San Paulo, Brazil. The merger of these two behemoths of Latin American air travel has been in the works since August 2010. LATAM Airlines will provide the most comprehensive network of connections and destinations in South America, initially reaching about 150 destinations in 22 countriesóincluding the USówith a fleet of 310 aircraft and more than 51,000 employees. Starting June 27, 2012 members of the frequent flyer programs for LAN and TAM airlines, LANPASS and TAM Fidelidade, can earn and redeem kilometers/points for flights on both airlines.
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