Due to the coronavirus, LATAM reduces its operations by 70%

The airline LATAM will reduce its international and cabotage operations by 70% and offers flexibility to reschedule dates at no cost.

From the airline they indicated that “70% corresponds to a reduction of 90% of its international flights and 40% in domestic operations.”

They remarked that “all clients with affected international and domestic flights departing from this Monday they can reschedule their tickets until December 31, at no additional cost. “

“We make this complex determination Given the impossibility of flying to a large part of our destinations due to the closure of borders. If the unprecedented travel restrictions are extended in the coming days, we do not rule out being forced to further reduce our operations, “said Roberto Alvo, the company’s current vice president for business.

The company asked that, due to the large number of inquiries that are coming to its customer service center, people refrain from calling before 72 hours before their trip.

Another airline reschedules flights

For its part, New Zealand Air New Zealand also announced a reduction of its routes of 85%, including its connection between Auckland and Buenos Aires, until June 30.

They announced that Air New Zealand will reduce its capacity by 85% in the coming months on its long-haul network, and will operate a minimum schedule to allow New Zealand citizens to return home and to keep trade channels open with Asia and North America. Full details of this schedule will be reported in the coming days.

Among the capacity reductions in the long-haul network, the airline announced that it will suspend flights between Auckland and Chicago, San Francisco, Houston, Buenos Aires, Vancouver, Tokyo Narita, Honolulu, Denpasar and Taipei from March 30 to 30. of June. It is also suspending its London-Los Angeles service from March 20 and March 21 through June 30.