LATAM Airlines Perú (formerly LAN Perú S.A.) is an airline based in Lima, Perú. It is a subsidiary of LATAM Airlines Group (NYSE: LFL), which owns 49% of the airline. It operates scheduled domestic and international services. Its main hub is Jorge Chávez International Airport. LATAM Perú is the dominant airline in Peru, controlling 73.4% of the domestic market.
|Founded||1997 (as Linea Aérea del Sur) |
July 2, 1999 (as LAN Perú)
|Hubs||Jorge Chávez International Airport|
|Frequent-flyer program||LATAM Pass|
|Alliance||Oneworld (2002-2020; affiliate)|
|Parent company||LATAM Airlines Group|
|Key people||Manuel Van Oordt (CEO)|
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LAN Peru was established in 1997 as Linea Aérea del Sur by LAN Chile in Lima by the entrepreneurs Mr. Boris Hirmas Rubio, Lorenzo Sousa Debarbieri, Cristian Said and Dr Javier Rodriguez Larrain. Operations began on July 2, 1999 with domestic services from Jorge Chávez International Airport to Cusco and Arequipa. Its launch marked the reappearance of a major national airline in Peru after the demise of Aeroperú, Faucett Perú and others. An international service to Miami was added on November 15, 1999.
It became a subsidiary of LAN Airlines in September 2002, owned by LAN Airlines (49%), ER Larraín (30%) and Inversiones Aéreas (21%) and has 1,500 employees. In 2004 it was incorporated into LAN Airlines holding with the change of the name of the parent company.
During the third quarter of 2006, LAN Peru added 8 new Airbus A319 to its fleet, intended to replace its Boeing 737-200s for domestic operations in Peruvian territory. In October 2006, LAN Peru obtained authorization from the Peruvian DGAC to operate as an Aeronautical Maintenance Workshop (TMA), granting it the number 029. This allows it, in addition to supporting LAN operations, to offer service to other companies that Aircraft with Peruvian registration operate.
In 2008 the airline transported about 3.5 million passengers, with 2.9 million in the domestic market. In October 2009, the airline received the authorization to provide aircraft maintenance services.
As part of the merger between the parent company LAN Airlines and TAM Airlines, which began in 2010 from which LATAM Airlines Group emerged, the airline was newly established as LATAM Airlines Perú in 2016.
LATAM Perú has codeshare agreements with the following airlines:
The airline previously operated the following aircraft:
|Boeing 737-200||4||1999||2002||Transferred to LAN Chile|
|Boeing 767-300ER||10||2010||2017||Operated by LAN Airlines|
LATAM Pass is LATAM Perú's Frequent Flyer Program, shared with the parent company LATAM Airlines. There are currently over two million members in Chile, Argentina, Peru, Ecuador, Canada and the United States.
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