LATAM Airlines Group joins the oneworld alliance
On 7 March, at a meeting of the oneworld board of directors held in Hong Kong, LATAM joined the oneworld. The LATAM group consists of the airlines TAM (Brazil) and Lan Colombia (Colombia) plus the subsidiaries.
LAN Colombia will join, from Q4 2013, as an affiliate of LAN Airlines operator (oneworld partner of 2000). For the alliance, this means 18 new destinations in Colombia. The Colombian carrier flies to 23 from destinations in 3 countries and has a fleet of 20 aircraft.
LATAM has joined the oneworld
TAM Airlines is the largest air carrier in Brazil and South America. It operates to 60 from destinations in 16 countries in Latin America, the United States of America and Europe, with a fleet of 161 aircraft. TAM is currently part of the Star Alliance, but will be joining 2014 and joining the global oneworld alliance. Will bring an extra 35 of new destinations.
oneworld is enjoying significant growth by adding large airlines to the network. In March 2012, airberlin has fully acceded to the allianceand from 1 February 2013 also joined Malaysia Airlines. It follows SriLankan Airlines in November 2013, Qatar Airways at the beginning of 2014, US Airways will leave Star Alliance and enter the oneworld due to the merger with American Airlines, to which we also add the LATAM Airlines group.