Over the 2022 summer season, LATAM Brazil witnessed a 13% passenger growth. The carrier is set on a path of growth with new routes announced for 2023.

CC-BGL LATAM Airlines Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner (1)
Photo: Vincenzo Pace I Simple Flying

The South American carrier LATAM has good reasons to celebrate. Indeed, the airline has closed the 2022 summer season with a significant 13% growth in passenger numbers. With this relevant achievement, LATAM has established itself as one of the most relevant carriers in Brazil, offering 54 domestic and 21 international destinations.

LATAM reports 13% passenger growth in Brazil over the 2022 summer season

LATAM’s operations in Brazil literally took off last summer, with the carrier reporting an impressive 13% passenger growth compared to the same period of the previous year.

Looking at LATAM’s operations in Brazil over the whole of 2022, the airline carried six million passengers on domestic and international flights. Over the busy summer season alone, the airline operated a total of 43,700 flights to/from Brazil. In terms of capacity, measured in Available Seat Kilometers (ASKs), LATAM’s increased by 25% during the 2022 summer season compared to the summer of 2021.

According to Aline Mafra, LATAM Marketing and Sales Director for Brazil, the airline’s strong performance reflects LATAM’s more efficient and competitive structure. Commenting on LATAM’s solid performance in 2022, Mr Mafra commented:

“It is very gratifying to know that LATAM’s efficiency has enabled us to carry more than six million passengers on our flights in Brazil during the summer season.

We have worked tirelessly to connect increasingly more of our passengers with Brazil and the rest of the world, and I am sure that most of them have found flying with us a gratifying and safe experience”

PT-MSY LATAM Airlines Boeing 767-316(ER) (1)

Photo: Vincenzo Pace I Simple Flying

LATAM’s impressive network to/from Brazil

If you are planning a trip to Brazil, there are good chances you will find yourself on a LATAM flight. Indeed, over 2022, the carrier progressively strengthened its domestic and international network to/from Brazil.

LATAM currently flies its customers to 54 domestic destinations, the most since the carrier started operating in Brazil. This was possible thanks to the opening of new destinations in 2022, among which one finds Presidente Prudente (PPB), Montes Claros (MOC), Juiz de Fora (JDF), Cascavel (CAC), Caxias do Sul (CXJ) e Sinop (NOP). On the other hand, LATAM is also the carrier offering the most direct international services, with flights to 21 destinations.

No plans to stop: LATAM’s next moves in Brazil

Following a year of unprecedented success in the country, LATAM is set on a path of continuous growth in Brazil.

Starting March 2023, the carrier will begin operating services to Passo Fundo (PFB), besides adding two new routes, from Porto Alegre (POA) to Santiago (SCL) and from Brasilia (BSB) to Lima (LIM). In the second half of 2023, LATAM will also inaugurate direct services to South Africa, with flights to Johannesburg, and increase its frequencies to the USA, with the addition of the direct service to Los Angeles. The latter also marks an important milestone for LATAM, as the new flight to the Californian city is the materialization of the Joint Venture with Delta, officially approved in 2022.

N649DL Delta Air Lines Boeing 757-232 (1)

Photo: Vincenzo Pace I Simple Flying

On overview of LATAM Brazil

According to ch-aviation, LATAM Brazil (JJ) currently operates a fleet of 131 aircraft. For its short/medium-haul network, LATAM mainly operates the Airbus A320 family. On the other hand, LATAM Brazil solely relies on Boeing aircraft for its long-haul operation.

The following table summarizes the different aircraft operated by LATAM Brazil, indicating how many are currently being operated and how many are stored.

Aircraft Type




Airbus A319-100




Airbus A320-200




Airbus A320-200N



Airbus A321-200




Boeing B767-300(ER)




Boeing B777-300(ER)



Boeing B787-9







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Source: simpleflying.com

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