Latam Airlines Group

Company Information

Company History

1929

Línea Aérea Nacional

Linea Aerea Nacional de Chile (LAN) founded by Comandante Arturo Merino Benítez.

1946

First International Flight

First LAN international flight: Santiago-Buenos Aires.

1956

Lima

Start of LAN services to Lima.

1958

Miami, United States

Start of LAN services to Miami.

1961

TAM Taxi Aéreo

TAM-Taxi Aéreo Marília created by five charter flight pilots.

1970

Europe

LAN begins flights to Europe.

1975

TAM Transportes Aéreos

Foundation of TAM-Transportes Aéreos Regionais by Capitan Rolim Adolfo Amaro.

1976

MATO GROSSO AND SAO PAULO

Launch of TAM services in Brazilian cities, especially Mato Grosso and São Paulo.

1983

LINEA AEREA NACIONAL

Constitution of Linea Aerea Nacional - Chile Limitada, through CORFO.

1985

LAN JOINT STOCK COMPANY

LAN becomes a joint stock company.

1986

Votec

TAM acquired Brasil Central Linhas Aéreas-VOTEC, a regional airline that served the North and Central West regions of Brazil.

1989

PRIVATIZATION OF LAN

Start of privatization of LAN: the Chilean government sells a 51% stake to local investors and Scandinavian Airlines System (SAS).

1990

TAM TRANSPORTES AÉREOS MERIDIONAIS

Brasil Central renamed TAM-Transportes Aéreos Meridonais

1993

TAM FIDELIDADE

Launch by TAM of TAM Fidelidade, Brazil's first frequent flyer program.

1994

PRIVATIZATION OF LAN COMPLETED

Privatization of LAN completed with the acquisition of a 98.7% stake by its current controllers and other shareholders.

1996

LAPSA

Acquisition by TAM of Lapsa airline from the Paraguayan government and creation of TAM Mercosur; start of São Paulo

1997

NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE

LAN lists on the New York Stock Exchange, becoming the first Latin American airline to trade ADRs on this important market.; start of São Paulo

1998

FIRST AIRBUS A330

Arrival of first A330; first TAM international flight from São Paulo to Miami.

1999

LANPERU

LAN’s expansion begins: start of operations of LAN Perú.

1999

SERVICES TO EUROPE

Start of TAM services to Europe through a code sharing agreement with Air France to Paris Charles de Gaulle.

2000

ONE WORLD

LAN joins the oneworld

2001

ALLIANCE WITH IBERIA

LAN Alliance with Iberia and inauguration of Miami cargo terminal.

2001

CREATION OF TECHNOLOGY CENTER

Creation of TAM Technology Center and Service Academy in São Paulo.

2002

QANTAS AND LUFTHANSA

LAN Alliance with Qantas and Lufthansa Cargo.

2003

LAN ECUADOR

LAN continues its expansion plan: start of operations of LAN Ecuador.

2004

NEW CORPORATE IMAGE

Launch of new corporate image as LAN Airlines S.A.

2004

FLIGHTS TO SANTIAGO, CHILE

Start of TAM flights to Santiago.

2005

LAN Argentina

Further step in LAN’s regional expansion plan: start of operations of LAN Argentina.

2005

FLIGHTS TO NEW YORK

TAM S.A. lists on the BOVESPA stock market; start of flights to New York and Buenos Aires.

2006

PREMIUM BUSINESS CLASS

Launch of new LAN Premium Business Class.

2006

FLIGHTS TO LONDON AND ZURICH

TAM S.A. lists on the NYSE / Start of flights to London and, through agreement with Air France, to Zurich and Geneva.

2007

LOW COST IMPLEMENTATION

Implementation of low-cost model in domestic markets; capital increase of US$320 million; purchase orders for 32 Boeing 787 Dreamliners.

2007

FLIGHTS TO MADRID

Start of TAM flights to Milan and Córdoba; authorization from Brazil's National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC) to start flights to Madrid and Frankfurt.

2008

COMPLETION OF FLEET RENEWAL

Completion of renewal of LAN's short-haul fleet with aircraft from the Airbus A320 family.

2008

FIRST BOEING 777-300ER

TAM receives its first Boeing 777-300ER.

2009

COLOMBIA CARGO OPERATIONS

Start of cargo operations in Colombia and domestic passenger operations in Ecuador.

2009

MULTIPLUS FIDELIDADE

Launch of Multiplus Fidelidade; acquisition of Pantanal Linhas Aéreas.

2010

Aires

Acquisition of Colombia's Aires airline.

2010

STAR ALLIANCE

TAM officially joins Star Alliance.

2011

LAN AND TAM BINDING AGREEMENTS

LAN and TAM sign binding agreements related to the business combination of the two airlines.

2012

LATAM AIRLINES GROUP IS BORN

LATAM Airlines Group is born as a result of the business combination between LAN and TAM.

2013

Capital increase for US$ 940,5 millions

2014

TAM joins oneworld alliance, which becomes LATAM Airlines Group global alliance/ LATAM launches its 2015- 2018 Strategic Plan

2015

LATAM is Born: The New Brand for LAN Airlines, TAM Airlines and Affiliates.