Take a good look at this Chilean LAN Airlines Boeing 787 Dreamliner, that will start flying from Santiago (Chile) via Sao Paulo (Brazil) to Milan-Malpensa IAP in November this year. The livery is something of the past.
LAN Airlines (Santiago) and TAM Linhas Aereas (Sao Paulo), they joined forces in the LATAM Airlines Group earlier, announced on 6 August 2015 that they will move to become one. LATAM will be the largest airline in Latin America and one of the 12 largest in the world.
Over the next three years the new brand image will be rolled out over airports, aircraft, offices, uniforms and web pages. The first changes are expected in 2016Q1. LATAM will include the current affiliates of LAN Airlines in Peru, Argentina, Colombia and Ecuador; and those of TAM Linhas Aéreas. Moreover, TAM Air Transport Mercosur (Paraguay), and the cargo carriers comprised of LAN Cargo, LAN Cargo Colombia, ABSA (TAM Cargo) and Mas Air will disappear into LATAM.
LAN has been active for 89 years, TAM for 39 years. LAN was the first airline to take delivery of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner in the Americas and TAM will be the delivery client for the Americas for the Airbus A350-900 XWB. Worldwide 53,000 people work for LATAM.
Source: LATAM Airlines Group
Featured image: A Boeing 787 Dreamliner in LAN livery (Image © LATAM Airlines Group)