LATAM Airlines Group modernizes its fleet

posted on 6th August 2021 by Eddie Saunders
LATAM Airlines Group modernizes its fleet

LATAM Airlines Group presented for approval before the Court in the United States an agreement with Airbus for the purchase of 28 new aircrafts, in addition to the 42 narrow body aircrafts already agreed upon, as part of the modernization and efficiency of its fleet for the coming years.

This order, which totals 70 aircraft, maintains the LATAM Airlines Group’s fleet as the largest in Latin America, with greater range and capacity.

With the signing of this agreement, the group aims to strengthen its operations in all its subsidiaries at the regional level with a modern fleet and maximum efficiency in environmental matters, one of the pillars of its sustainability strategy.

In turn, it seeks to consolidate the longest range of destinations in and from Latin America and the Caribbean, hand in hand with the connectivity agreements with Delta, currently under review by various regulatory authorities in the countries where the group operates.

“The purchase of these highly efficient aircrafts is a sign of the commitment we have made with the transformation towards a carbon neutral LATAM in 2050,” said Roberto Alvo, CEO of LATAM Airlines Group.

“At the same time, these 70 aircrafts reinforce the connectivity scale of the region.

“We will continue working responsibly to exit Chapter 11 with a fleet that accompanies the group’s new challenges.”

President of Airbus for Latin America and the Caribbean Arturo Barreira added: “The decision of  LATAM Airlines Group to continue incorporating A320neo aircrafts, demonstrates its great commitment to sustainability.

“The A320neo has the latest generation engines, sharklets, and an innovative cabin, serving as the most comfortable, fuel-efficient and environmentally friendly single-aisle aircraft in the world. “