- The acquisition of 28 aircrafts, in addition to the 42 previously agreed upon with Airbus, reaffirms the LATAM Airlines Group's fleet as the largest in Latin America. Similarly, the group consolidates 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 the regulatory authorities.
- This acquisition reinforces the sustainable growth plan, with a modern fleet leading the charge to care for the environment.
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. The integration of aircraft of the A320neo family implies more efficient engines, aerodynamic improvements and the latest technologies that provide 20% more efficiency in fuel consumption, therefore, lower CO2 emissions, together with a 50% reduction in oxide emissions nitrogen and 50% of the acoustic footprint.
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. 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,” said Roberto Alvo, CEO of LATAM Airlines Group.
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."