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LATAM Express
LATAM Express
Latam-logo -v (Indigo).svg
IATA ICAO Callsign
LU LXP LANEX
FoundedOctober 1998
(after Fast Air & Ladeco merger)
HubsComodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport
Frequent-flyer programLATAM Pass
AllianceOneworld (2004-2020; affiliate)[1]
Fleet size13
Destinations16
Parent companyLATAM Chile
HeadquartersSantiago, Chile
Websitewww.latam.com

LATAM Express (Transporte Aéreo S.A.), previously known as LAN Express is a subsidiary of LATAM Chile. It operates some domestic and a few international routes for its parent. Its main base is Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport, Santiago, Chile.[2]

History

previous LAN Express logo
A Boeing 737-200 at Santiago in the 2000s. This aircraft has since been retired by the airline.

The airline was formerly known as Ladeco and established in September 1958. Ladeco was acquired by LAN Chile in August 1995 following the approval of the Chilean Anti-monopolies Board. In October 1998 LAN Chile merged Ladeco with Fast Air.[2] The brand was merged back into LAN Chile in 2005, as it was renamed to LAN Airlines.

The airline was renamed LATAM Express as a result of LAN Airlines being renamed LATAM Chile in May 2016. The airline faced a long lasting strike that cancelled most of the flights in April 2018.

Destinations

LATAM Express operated the following services (as of August 2017):[3]

Domestic scheduled destinations:

Fleet

Current fleet

A former LAN Express Airbus A320-200

All of the airline's fleet was leased from LATAM Chile. The LATAM Express fleet consists of the following aircraft as of August 2019:[4]

LATAM Express fleet
Aircraft In Service Passengers Notes
Airbus A320-200 4 174
Airbus A321-200 9 220
Total 13

Former fleet

The airline previously operated the following aircraft:[5][6]

LATAM Express former fleet
Aircraft Total Introduced Retired Notes
Airbus A319-100 2 1998 2005
Boeing 737-200 7 2001 2005


References

  1. ^ "Details | oneworld". www.oneworld.com. Retrieved .
  2. ^ a b "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2007-04-03. p. 104.
  3. ^ Flight International, 5-11 April 2005
  4. ^ "Global Airline Guide 2019 (Part One)". Airliner World. October 2018: 9.
  5. ^ "LAN Express Fleet". ch-aviation.ch. Retrieved .
  6. ^ "Fleet LAN". lan.com. Retrieved .

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