Monday, 16 March 2020

LATAM to axe 90% of its international flights

LATAM Airlines Group, has confirmed that due to the ongoing and deepening coronavirus COVID-19, it will be cancelling around 90% of its international flights, as demand has collapsed and countries shut down borders leaving the region increasingly isolated. 

The airline said passengers would begin to be affected on Monday. LATAM will also cut 40% of its domestic flights, for a total cancellation of 70% of its flights. Passengers may reschedule trips through the end of the year “at no additional cost,” it said. 

“We understand that customers may be uncertain about making international travel plans at this time. That’s why we want to provide them with the opportunity to book international flights, knowing that they can change their reservation at a later date if they wish”, said Yanina Manassa, Director of Customer Service, LATAM Airlines Group.

LATAM will waive change fees for all international flights up to December 31, 2020, applicable to new bookings made between March 6 and 22, 2020. Customers making new reservations will be able to change the date and/or destination of their ticket* up to 14 days in advance of their outbound flight without penalty, subject to fare differences.

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