LATAM Airlines Group S.A.
LATAM Airlines Group was formed through the merger of LAN Airlines and TAM Airlines which was officially completed on 22-Jun-2012. The merged airline group operates an extensive network of passenger and cargo services internationally and throughout Latin America. LATAM Airlines unveiled its a new logo in Aug-2015, and plans to work on a new corporate brand over a three-year period. A phased roll-out of the LATAM identity commenced in 2016, with the launch of LATAM divisions - LATAM Cargo and LATAM Airlines.
LAN and TAM continue to operate under their existing brands and maintain their current headquarters in Santiago, Chile and Sao Paulo, Brazil respectively.
The combined airline group is on the Santiago, New York and Sao Paulo Stock Exchanges. The Cueto Group owns a majority stake in the airline group with approximately 31.47%. Qatar Airways
Affiliate airlines of the LATAM Airlines Group include:
- Lan Airlines, d/b/a LATAM Airlines Group - consolidated LATAM Airline division, (Chile; 100%, since Mar-1929)
- Lan Cargo, d/b/a LATAM Cargo Chile (Chile; 100%, since Mar-1929)
- TAM Airlines, d/b/a LATAM Airlines Brasil (Brazil; 100%, since 1976)
- TAM Paraguay, d/b/a LATAM Airlines Paraguay (Paraguay; 95%, since 1996)
- LAN Express, d/b/a LATAM Airlines Chile (Chile; 100%, since 1998)
- ABSA Cargo Airline, d/b/a LATAM Cargo Brasil (Brazil; 74%, since Nov-2001)
- Lan Ecuador, LATAM Airlines Ecuador (Ecuador; 45%, since Jul-2002)
- Lan Peru, LATAM Airlines Peru (Peru; 49%, since Sep-2002)
- Lan Argentina, d/b/a LATAM Airlines Argentina (49%, since 2005)
- Lan Colombia, d/b/a LATAM Airlines Colombia (Colombia; 98%, since Oct-2010)
- Lan Cargo Colombia, LATAM Cargo Colombia (Colombia; 90%, since 2009)
LATAM Airlines Group introduced LATAM Airlines as its new air passenger brand on 05-May-2016. The entity represents the passenger service operations of LAN Airlines and TAM Airlines, soon to become LATAM Airlines. The brand is part of the identity consolidation process and phased roll-out of the brand by the LATAM Airline Group.
On 26-May-2020, LATAM Airlines Group announced a reorganisation plan which includes filing for Chapter 11. LATAM Airlines Chile, LATAM Airlines Peru, LATAM Airlines Colombia, LATAM Airlines Ecuador and LATAM Airlines' affiliate in the US have also filed for Chapter 11. LATAM Airlines Brasil, LATAM Airlines Argentina and LATAM Airlines Paraguay are not included in the filing.
On 11-Jun-2022, LATAM Airlines Group secured exit financing as part of its Chapter 11 restructuring process. The exit financing considers new debt of USD2.25 billion and a new revolving credit facility of USD500 million. The exit financing commitment letters also provide for USD1.17 billion in financing to be provided during the life of the Chapter 11 process, in the form of a debtor-in-possession financing with a lower repayment preference than the exit financing. The financing is subject to the approval of the US Court, with the company hoping to emerge from the Chapter 11 process in 2H2022. LATAM Airlines Group secured approval from the US Bankruptcy Court for its Chapter 11 reorganisation proceeding on 18-Jun-2022.
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