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LATAM Airlines Group reports preliminary monthly statistics for December 2012

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Santiago,   Chile,   January   15, 2013- LATAM   Airlines  Group  S.A.  and  its
subsidiaries, ("LATAM Airlines Group" or "the Company") (NYSE: LFL /
Bovespa:  LATM11), the  leading airline  group in  Latin America, today reported
preliminary  monthly traffic  statistics for  December 2012 compared to December

System passenger traffic increased 10.0% as capacity rose 7.4%. As a result, the
Company's load factor for the month increased 1.8 points to 78.2%. International
passenger traffic accounted for approximately 50% of the month's total passenger

Domestic passenger traffic in LATAM Airlines Group's Spanish speaking operations
(Chile, Argentina, Peru, Ecuador and Colombia) rose 10.6%, as capacity increased
11.6%. As a consequence, the domestic passenger load factor 
decreased 0.7 points to 78.1%. Domestic passenger traffic in Brazil rose 10.5%, as capacity decreased 3.7%. As a consequence, the domestic Brazil passenger load factor increased 10.5 points to 81.9%. International passenger traffic rose 9.6%, while capacity increased 15.0%. Accordingly, the international passenger load factor for the month decreased 3.7 points to 75.7%. International traffic includes international operations of both LAN and TAM on regional and long haul routes. Cargo traffic for LATAM Airlines Group increased 3.1% as capacity increased 5.5%. As a consequence, the cargo load factor decreased 1.4 points to 61.3%. The increase in traffic was driven by a stronger seasonal demand as compared to December 2011, which was partially offset by weaker imports into Latin America Read complete report: This announcement is distributed by Thomson Reuters on behalf of Thomson Reuters clients. The owner of this announcement warrants that: (i) the releases contained herein are protected by copyright and other applicable laws; and (ii) they are solely responsible for the content, accuracy and originality of the information contained therein. Source: LATAM Airlines Group via Thomson Reuters ONE [HUG#1670707]

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