LAN Airlines and TAM Airlines step in to operate flights on routes abandoned by Pluna
Travelers from Latin America can now look forward to LAN Airlines flights once again been operated on routes abandoned by Uruguay’s state-owned carrier Pluna.
Apart from LAN Airlines, Brazil’s TAM Airlines will also jointly operate flights along with LAN Airlines on these routes.
Uruguay’s state carrier Pluna earlier used to operate an average 250 flights every week to various destinations in prominent Latin American countries Chile, Brazil and Argentina from Montevideo. However, the Uruguayan carrier suspended flight operations to these destinations since July 3, 2012.
Santiago de Chile-based carrier LAN Airlines and Brazilian carrier TAM Airlines have now merged to form the largest Latin American aviation company LATAM Airlines Group. Both the carriers are now subsidiaries of LATAM Airlines Group.
TAM Airlines has indicated that it will begin its third daily flight between Sao Paulo and Montevideo starting from October 26, 2012. LAN Airlines has also announced it will be launching its third daily flight services between Santiago and Montevideo effective December 1, 2012.